dpkg-scansources(1)             dpkg utilities             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-over-
       ride(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).

       -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-over-
           ride(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 prece-
           dence 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).

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