deb-override(5)                   dpkg suite                   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  specific  to each
       distribution archive.

       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).

1.19.7                            2022-05-25                   deb-override(5)
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