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deb-override(5) 						    dpkg suite							   deb-override(5)

deb-override - Debian archive override file SYNOPSIS
While most information about a package can be found in the control file, some is managed centrally by the distribution czars rather than by the maintainer in order to offer some global consistency. This information is found in the override file. The override file has a simple whitespace-delimited format. Comments are allowed (denoted with a #). package priority section [maintainerinfo] package is the name of the package. Entries in the override file for packages not found in the tree of binary packages are ignored. priority and section correspond to the respective control fields available in the .deb. The allowed values are specific to each distribution archive. maintainerinfo, if present, can be either the name of a maintainer for an unconditional override, or else oldmaintainer => newmaintainer to perform a substitution. The override files used to make the official Packages lists may be found in the indices directory on any Debian mirror. SEE ALSO
dpkg-scanpackages(1), dpkg-scansources(1), apt-ftparchive(1). 2018-04-16 deb-override(5)

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dpkg-scansources(1)						    dpkg suite						       dpkg-scansources(1)

dpkg-scansources - create Sources index files SYNOPSIS
dpkg-scansources [option...] binary-dir [override-file [path-prefix]] > Sources DESCRIPTION
dpkg-scansources scans the given binary-dir for .dsc files. These are used to create a Debian source index, which is output to stdout. The override-file, if given, is used to set priorities in the resulting index records and to override the maintainer field given in the .dsc files. The file can be compressed (since dpkg 1.15.5). See deb-override(5) for the format of this file. Note: Since the override file is indexed by binary, not source packages, there's a bit of a problem here. The current implementation uses the highest priority of all the binary packages produced by a .dsc file for the priority of the source package, and the override entry for the first binary package listed in the .dsc file to modify maintainer information. This might change. The path-prefix, if given, is prepended to the directory field in the generated source index. You generally use this to make the directory fields contain the path from the top of the Debian archive hierarchy. Note: If you want to access the generated Sources file with apt(8) you will probably need to compress the file with gzip(1) (generating a Sources.gz file). apt ignores uncompressed Sources files except on local access (i.e. file:// sources). OPTIONS
-n, --no-sort Don't sort the index records. Normally they are sorted by source package name. -e, --extra-override file Scan file to find supplementary overrides (since dpkg 1.15.4; the file can be compressed since dpkg 1.15.5). See deb-extra-override(5) for more information on its format. -s, --source-override file Use file as the source override file (the file can be compressed since dpkg 1.15.5). The default is the name of the override file you specified with .src appended. The source override file is in a different format from the binary override file. It contains only two whitespace separated fields, the first is the source package name and the second is the section. Blank lines and comment lines are ignored in the normal manner. If a package appears in both files the source override takes precedence for setting the section. --debug Turn debugging on. --help Show the usage message and exit. --version Show the version and exit. SEE ALSO
deb-override(5), deb-extra-override(5), dpkg-scanpackages(1). 2018-04-16 dpkg-scansources(1)
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