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

NAME
       dpkg-scansources	- create Sources index files

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

DESCRIPTION
       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
       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).

OPTIONS
       -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.

       --debug
	   Turn	debugging on.

       --help
	   Show	the usage message and exit.

       --version
	   Show	the version and	exit.

SEE ALSO
       deb-override(5),	deb-extra-override(5), dpkg-scanpackages(1).

1.18.24				  2017-05-17		   dpkg-scansources(1)

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