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deb-override(5) 			  dpkg utilities			  deb-override(5)

       deb-override - Debian archive override file


       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 listed in the Debian policy.

       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.

       dpkg-scanpackages(1), dpkg-scansources(1),  apt-ftparchive(1),  /usr/share/doc/debian-pol-

Debian Project				    2007-03-07				  deb-override(5)
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