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Linux 2.6 - man page for dpkg-scansources (linux section 1)

dpkg-scansources(1)			  dpkg utilities		      dpkg-scansources(1)

       dpkg-scansources - create Sources index files

       dpkg-scansources [options] binary-dir [override-file [path-prefix]] > Sources

       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. See
       deb-override(5) for the format of this file. NB:  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  pri-
       ority 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).

       -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 (the file	can  be  compressed).  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).  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.

	   Turn debugging on.

	   Show the usage message and exit.

	   Show the version and exit.

       deb-override(5), deb-extra-override(5), dpkg-scanpackages(1).

       Roderick Schertler <roderick@argon.org>

Debian Project				    2009-10-01			      dpkg-scansources(1)

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