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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. 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  (the  file  can  be  compressed).  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).  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).