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NAME

       syncpackage - copy source packages from Debian to Ubuntu

SYNOPSIS

       syncpackage [options] <.dsc URL/path or package name>

DESCRIPTION

       syncpackage causes a source package to be copied from Debian to Ubuntu.

       syncpackage  allows you to upload files with the same checksums of the Debian ones, as the
       common script used by Ubuntu archive administrators does, this way you can preserve source
       files integrity between the two distributions.

       syncpackage  will  detect source tarballs with mismatching checksums, and can perform fake
       syncs.

WARNING

       The use of syncpackage --no-lp, which generates a changes file to be directly uploaded  to
       the  Ubuntu primary archive or a PPA, is discouraged by the Ubuntu Archive Administrators,
       as it introduces  an  unnecessary  window  for  error.   This  only  exists  for  backward
       compatibility,  for  unusual corner cases (such as fakesyncs), and for uploads to archives
       other than the Ubuntu primary archive.  Omitting  this  option  will  cause  Launchpad  to
       perform the sync request directly, which is the preferred method for uploads to the Ubuntu
       primary archive.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Show help message and exit

       -d DIST, --distribution=DIST
              Debian distribution to sync from. Default is unstable.

       -r RELEASE, --release=RELEASE
              Specify target Ubuntu release. Default: current development release.

       -V DEBVERSION, --debian-version=DEBVERSION
              Specify the version to sync from.

       -c COMPONENT, --component=COMPONENT
              Specify the component to sync from.

       -b BUG, --bug=BUG
              Mark a Launchpad bug as being fixed by this upload.

       -s USERNAME, --sponsor=USERNAME
              Sponsor the sync for USERNAME (a Launchpad username).

       -v, --verbose
              Display more progress information.

       -F, --fakesync
              Perform a fakesync, to work around a tarball mismatch between  Debian  and  Ubuntu.
              This  option  ignores blacklisting, and performs a local sync.  It implies --no-lp,
              and will leave a signed .changes file for you to upload.

       -f, --force
              Force sync over the top of Ubuntu changes.

       --no-conf
              Do not read any configuration files, or configuration from environment variables.

       -l INSTANCE, --lpinstance=INSTANCE
              Launchpad instance to connect to (default: production).

       --simulate
              Show what would be done, but don't actually do it.

LOCAL SYNC PREPARATION OPTIONS

       Options that only apply when using --no-lp:

       --no-lp
              Construct sync locally, rather than letting Launchpad copy  the  package  directly.
              It will leave a signed .changes file for you to upload.  See the WARNING above.

       -n UPLOADER_NAME, --uploader-name=UPLOADER_NAME
              Use  UPLOADER_NAME  as  the  name  of  the  maintainer  for  this upload instead of
              evaluating DEBFULLNAME and UBUMAIL.  This option may only be used in --no-lp mode.

       -e UPLOADER_EMAIL, --uploader-email=UPLOADER_EMAIL
              Use UPLOADER_EMAIL as the email address of the maintainer for this  upload  instead
              of evaluating DEBEMAIL and UBUMAIL.  This option may only be used in --no-lp mode.

       -k KEYID, --key=KEYID
              Specify the key ID to be used for signing.

       --dont-sign
              Do not sign the upload.

       -d DEBIAN_MIRROR, --debian-mirror=DEBIAN_MIRROR
              Use  the specified mirror.  Should be in the form http://ftp.debian.org/debian.  If
              the package isn't found on this mirror, syncpackage will fall back to  the  default
              mirror.

       -s UBUNTU_MIRROR, --debsec-mirror=UBUNTU_MIRROR
              Use   the   specified   Debian   security   mirror.    Should   be   in   the  form
              http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu.  If the  package  isn't  found  on  this  mirror,
              syncpackage will fall back to the default mirror.

ENVIRONMENT

       DEBFULLNAME, DEBEMAIL, UBUMAIL
              Used   to   determine   the   uploader   (if   not   supplied   as  options).   See
              ubuntu-dev-tools(5) for details.

       All of the CONFIGURATION VARIABLES below are  also  supported  as  environment  variables.
       Variables in the environment take precedence to those in configuration files.

CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

       The  following  variables  can  be  set  in  the  environment  or  in  ubuntu-dev-tools(5)
       configuration files.  In each case, the script-specific variable takes precedence over the
       package-wide variable.

       SYNCPACKAGE_DEBIAN_MIRROR, UBUNTUTOOLS_DEBIAN_MIRROR
              The default value for --debian-mirror.

       SYNCPACKAGE_UBUNTU_MIRROR, UBUNTUTOOLS_DEBSEC_MIRROR
              The default value for --ubuntu-mirror.

       SYNCPACKAGE_KEYID, UBUNTUTOOLS_KEYID
              The default value for --key.

SEE ALSO

       requestsync(1), ubuntu-dev-tools(5)

AUTHOR

       syncpackage  was  written  by  Martin  Pitt <martin.pitt@canonical.com> and Benjamin Drung
       <bdrung@ubuntu.com>.

       This manual page was written by Luca Falavigna <dktrkranz@ubuntu.com>

       Both are released under GNU General Public License, version 3.