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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       dpkg-scansources - prog

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       dpkg-scansources [switch]... binary-dir [override-file [path-prefix]] >

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.  See dpkg-scanpackages 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
       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.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

	   Turn debugging on.

	   Show the usage message and die.

       -n, --no-sort
	   Don't sort the index records.  Normally they are sorted by source
	   package name.

       -s, --source-override file
	   Use file as the source override file.  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.

	   Print the version number and exit.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Roderick Schertler <roderick@argon.org>

3rd Berkeley Distribution	  2000-11-24		   DPKG-SCANSOURCES(8)
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