Provided by: dupload_2.6.4ubuntu1_all bug

NAME

       dupload - utility to upload Debian packages

SYNOPSIS

       dupload [options] [changes_filedir] ...

DESCRIPTION

       dupload is a tool that enables Debian developers to easily upload their
       packages to the Debian archive. At least for chiark the upload
       procedure is somewhat error prone (upload to Incoming/, move it to
       queue/).

       dupload checks each non-option argument to find readable files or
       directories. It parses the files as .changes files, or tries to find
       such files in the given directories.

       dupload will warn if the name of the file doesn’t end with ".changes".
       Further processing is done chdir’ed into the directories of the changes
       files.

       dupload tests the MD5 sum for each file listed in the .changes file,
       and fails if it finds a mismatch. If all this goes well, dupload checks
       if there is an .upload file with the basename of the .changes file.  If
       the file to be uploaded is recorded to have already been uploaded to
       the specified host, it is skipped.

       dupload will stop and verify if it sees you try to upload a package
       with a non-US Section field to a host that is neither
       non-us.debian.org, security.debian.org nor has the "nonus" option set
       to 1.

       After the list of files to upload is finished, dupload tries to connect
       to the server and upload. Each successfully uploaded file is recorded
       in the .upload log file.

       If all files of a package are processed, the .changes file is mailed to
       the announcement address specified in the configuration file.  If files
       with  package.announce, package_UPSTREAMVER.announce, or
       package_UPSTREAMVER-DEBIANREV.announce exist, these files get prepended
       to the announcement. UPSTREAMVER and DEBIANREV are to be replaced with
       actual version numbers. For example, if your package is called foobar,
       has upstream version 3.14, and Debian revision 2:

       If you only want the announcement to be made with only ONE upload, you
       name it foobar_3.14-2.announce.

       If you want it to be made with every upload of a particular upstream
       version, name it foobar_3.14.announce.

       If you want it made with every upload of a given package, name it
       foobar.announce.

       Please note: Some mail readers (like elm w/ PGP extensions) don’t show
       mail contents outside of the signed part of a message.

       Login and password

       If no login (username) is defined in the configuration file,
       "anonymous" is used.  The password is derived from your login name and
       your hostname, which is common for anonymous FTP logins.  For anonymous
       logins only, you can provide the "password" in the configuration file.

       For logins other than "anonymous", you’re asked for the password.  For
       security reasons there’s no way to supply it via the commandline or the
       environment.

       FTP / scp / rsync

       The default transfer method is FTP.  Alternative methods are scp/SSH
       and rsync/SSH.  For scp and rsync, the default login is taken from your
       local user name.

       The scp/SSH method only works properly if no password is required (see
       ssh(1)).  When you use scp, it is recommended to set the "method"
       keyword to "scpb", which will transfer all files in a batch.

       If you are using an upload queue, use FTP because it’s fast.  If you
       are using an authenticated host, always use scp or rsync via SSH,
       because FTP transmits the password in clear text.

OPTIONS

       -d --debug [level]
                   Enable more verbose output from the FTP module.

       -f --force  Upload regardless of the transfers logged as already
                   completed.

       -k --keep   Keep going, skipping packages whose MD5sums don’t match.

       -c --configfile
                   Read the file ./dupload.conf (if it exists). Warning: this
                   is a security risk if you are in a directory where other
                   people can write.  That’s why it is not the default (unlike
                   the previous versions).

       --no        Dry run, no files are changed, no upload is attempted, only
                   tell what we would do.

       --nomail    Supress announcement for this run. You can send it later by
                   just calling dupload again w/o this option. Note that this
                   option is by default implied for all hosts with the
                   "dinstall_runs" option set to 1.

       --mailonly  Acts as if --no has been specified and but sends the
                   announcements, unconditionally.

       --noarchive Adds a "X-No-Archive: yes" header so that the announcement
                   will not be archived. You can use the per-host "archive"
                   option in the configuration file.

       -p --print  Print the "database" as read from the config files and
                   exit.  If a host is specified via option --to, only this
                   host’s entry is displayed.

       -q --quiet  Be quiet, i.e. supress normal output.

       -t --to nickname optional
                   Upload to nickname’d host.  nickname is the key for doing
                   lookups in the config file. You can use the "default_host"
                   configuration option to specify a host without --to.

       -V --Version
                   Prints version and exits.

FILES

       Configuration

       The configuration files are searched as follows (and read in this
       order, overriding each other):

               /etc/dupload.conf
               ~/.dupload.conf

       Other

       Various Debian package files are used by dupload: .dsc, .changes, .deb,
       .orig.tar.gz, .diff.gz

       dupload itself writes the log file package_version-debian.upload, and
       the additional announcement files package.announce,
       package_upstreamver.announce, and
       package_upstreamver-debianrev.announce.

       Announcement addresses

       By default, the announcement addresses are unset because dinstall sends
       mails instead.

BUGS

       dupload is tested on Debian systems only. It shouldn’t require too much
       effort to make it run under others systems, though, it’s written in
       Perl.

AUTHOR/COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 1996 Heiko Schlittermann, 1999 Stephane Bortzmeyer

       dupload is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2
       or later for copying conditions. There is no warranty.

SEE ALSO

       dupload.conf(5)