dsc(5)                            dpkg suite                            dsc(5)

       dsc - Debian source packages' control file format


       Each  Debian  source  package is composed of a .dsc control file, which
       contains a number of fields.  Each field begins with  a  tag,  such  as
       Source  or Binary (case insensitive), followed by a colon, and the body
       of the field.  Fields are delimited  only  by  field  tags.   In  other
       words, field text may be multiple lines in length, but the installation
       tools will generally join lines when processing the body of  the  field
       (except   in   case   of  the  multiline  fields  Package-List,  Files,
       Checksums-Sha1 and Checksums-Sha256, see below).

       The control  data  might  be  enclosed  in  an  OpenPGP  ASCII  Armored
       signature, as specified in RFC4880.

       Format: format-version (required)
              The  value  of  this  field  declares  the format version of the
              source package.  The field value is used by programs acting on a
              source  package  to  interpret  the  list of files in the source
              package and determine how to unpack it.  The syntax of the field
              value  is  a  numeric  major revision ("0-9"), a period ("."), a
              numeric minor revision ("0-9"), and  then  an  optional  subtype
              after  whitespace  (" \t"),  which  if  specified is a lowercase
              alphanumeric ("a-z0-9") word in parentheses ("()").  The subtype
              is  optional  in  the syntax but may be mandatory for particular
              source format revisions.

              The source formats currently supported by dpkg are 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
              (native),  3.0  (quilt),  3.0 (git), 3.0 (bzr) and 3.0 (custom).
              See dpkg-source(1) for their description.

       Source: source-name (required)
              The value of this field determines the package name, and is used
              to generate file names by most installation tools.

       Binary: binary-package-list
              This  folded  field  lists  binary  packages  which  this source
              package can produce, separated by commas.

              This field has now been superseded by  the  Package-List  field,
              which  gives  enough  information about what binary packages are
              produced on which architecture, build-profile and other involved

       Architecture: arch-list (recommended)
              A  list of architectures and architecture wildcards separated by
              spaces which specify the type of hardware this  package  can  be
              compiled   for.   Common  architecture  names  and  architecture
              wildcards are amd64, armel, i386, linux-any, any-amd64, etc.

              Note  that  the  all  value  is  meant  for  packages  that  are
              architecture   independent,   and  any  for  packages  that  are
              architecture dependent.  The list may include (or consist solely
              of)   the  special  value  all.   When  the  list  contains  the
              architecture wildcard any, the only other value allowed  in  the
              list is all.

              The  field value is generally generated from Architecture fields
              from in the debian/control in the source package.

       Version: version-string (required)
              Typically, this is the  original  package's  version  number  in
              whatever  form the program's author uses.  It may also include a
              Debian revision number (for  non-native  packages).   The  exact
              format and sorting algorithm are described in deb-version(7).

       Origin: name
              The name of the distribution this package is originating from.

       Maintainer: fullname-email (recommended)
              Should  be  in the format "Joe Bloggs <jbloggs@foo.com>", and is
              typically the person who created the package, as opposed to  the
              author of the software that was packaged.

       Uploaders: fullname-email-list
              Lists all the names and email addresses of co-maintainers of the
              package, in the same format as the Maintainer  field.   Multiple
              co-maintainers should be separated by a comma.

       Description short-description
              The  format  for the source package description is a short brief
              summary on the first line (after the  Description  field).   The
              following  lines  should  be  used  as  a  longer, more detailed
              description.  Each line of the long description must be preceded
              by a space, and blank lines in the long description must contain
              a single '.' following the preceding space.

       Homepage: url
              The upstream project home page url.

       Standards-Version: version-string (recommended)
              This documents the  most  recent  version  of  the  distribution
              policy standards this package complies with.

       Vcs-Browser: url
              The  url of a web interface to browse the Version Control System

       Vcs-Arch: url
       Vcs-Bzr: url
       Vcs-Cvs: url
       Vcs-Darcs: url
       Vcs-Git: url
       Vcs-Hg: url
       Vcs-Mtn: url
       Vcs-Svn: url
              These fields declare the  url  of  the  Version  Control  System
              repository    used    to    maintain    this    package.     See
              deb-src-control(5) for more details.

       Testsuite: name-list
              This  field  declares  that  the  source  package  contains  the
              specified  test  suites.  The value is a comma-separated list of
              test  suites.   If  the  autopkgtest   value   is   present,   a
              debian/tests/control  is  expected to be present, if the file is
              present but not the value, then dpkg-source  will  automatically
              add it, preserving previous values.

       Testsuite-Triggers: package-list
              This  field  declares  the  comma-separated  union  of  all test
              dependencies (Depends fields in debian/tests/control file), with
              all  restrictions  removed,  and OR dependencies flattened (that
              is,  converted  to  separate  AND  relationships),  except   for
              binaries   generated  by  this  source  package  and  its  meta-
              dependency equivalent @.

              Rationale: this field is needed because otherwise to be able  to
              get  the test dependencies, each source package would need to be

       Build-Depends: package-list
       Build-Depends-Arch: package-list
       Build-Depends-Indep: package-list
       Build-Conflicts: package-list
       Build-Conflicts-Arch: package-list
       Build-Conflicts-Indep: package-list
              These fields declare relationships between  the  source  package
              and  packages  used  to  build  it.   They  are discussed in the
              deb-src-control(5) manpage.

        package package-type section priority key-value-list
              This  multiline  field  contains  a  list  of  binary   packages
              generated by this source package.

              The package is the binary package name.

              The  package-type  is  the  binary  package  type,  usually deb,
              another common value is udeb.

              The section and priority match the binary package fields of  the
              same name.

              The  key-value-list is a space separated key=value list, and the
              currently known optional keys are:

              arch   The architecture  restriction  from  the  binary  package
                     Architecture field, with spaces converted to ','.

                     The normalized build-profile restriction formula from the
                     binary package Build-Profile field, with ORs converted to
                     '+' and ANDs to ','.

                     If the binary package is essential, this key will contain
                     the value of the Essential field, that is a yes value.

       Files: (required)
       Checksums-Sha1: (required)
       Checksums-Sha256: (required)
        checksum size filename
              These multiline fields contain a list of files with  a  checksum
              and  size  for  each one.  These fields have the same syntax and
              differ only in the checksum algorithm used: MD5 for Files, SHA-1
              for Checksums-Sha1 and SHA-256 for Checksums-Sha256.

              The  first line of the field value (the part on the same line as
              the field name followed  by  a  colon)  is  always  empty.   The
              content  of  the  field  is expressed as continuation lines, one
              line per file.  Each line consists of the checksum, a space, the
              file size, a space, and the file name.

              These  fields  list  all  files that make up the source package.
              The list of files in these fields must match the list  of  files
              in the other related fields.

       The  Format field conflates the format for the .dsc file itself and the
       format of the extracted source package.

       deb-src-control(5), deb-version(7), dpkg-source(1).

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