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NAME

       deb-origin - Vendor-specific information files

SYNOPSIS

       /etc/dpkg/origins/filename

DESCRIPTION

       The  files  in  /etc/dpkg/origins  can  provide  information about various vendors who are
       providing Debian packages.

       They contain a number of fields, or comments when the line starts with  ‘#’.   Each  field
       begins  with  a  tag,  such  as  Vendor or Parent, 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 tools will join lines when processing the body of the field.

       The  file  should  be named according to the vendor name.  The usual convention is to name
       the vendor file using the vendor name in all lowercase, but some variation  is  permitted.
       Namely,  spaces  are  mapped to dashes (‘-’), and the file can have the same casing as the
       value in Vendor field, or it can be capitalized.

FIELDS

       Vendor: vendor-name (required)
              The value of this field determines the vendor name.

       Vendor-URL: vendor-url
              The value of this field determines the vendor URL.

       Bugs: bug-url
              The value of this field determines the type and address of the bug tracking  system
              used   by   this  vendor.  It  can  be  a  mailto  URL  or  a  debbugs  URL  (e.g.,
              debbugs://bugs.debian.org/).

       Parent: vendor-name
              The value of this field determines the vendor name of the vendor that  this  vendor
              derives from.

EXAMPLE

       Vendor: Debian
       Vendor-URL: https://www.debian.org/
       Bugs: debbugs://bugs.debian.org

SEE ALSO

       dpkg-vendor(1)