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deb-override(5)			  dpkg suite		       deb-override(5)

NAME
       deb-override - Debian archive override file

SYNOPSIS
       override

DESCRIPTION
       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.

SEE ALSO
       dpkg-scanpackages(1), dpkg-scansources(1), apt-ftparchive(1).

1.19.7				  2019-06-03		       deb-override(5)

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