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

       dpkg-scansources - create Sources index files

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

       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

       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 (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.

           Turn debugging on.

           Show the usage message and exit.

           Show the version and exit.

       deb-override(5), deb-extra-override(5), dpkg-scanpackages(1).                          2019-09-05               dpkg-scansources(1)
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