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       dpkg-scansources - create Sources index files


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


       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(8) ignores
       uncompressed Sources files except on local access (i.e.  file:// sources).


       -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

       -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.

           Turn debugging on.

           Show the usage message and exit.

           Show the version and exit.


           Sets the color mode (since dpkg 1.18.5).  The currently accepted values are: auto
           (default), always and never.

           If set, it will be used to decide whether to activate Native Language Support, also
           known as internationalization (or i18n) support (since dpkg 1.19.0).  The accepted
           values are: 0 and 1 (default).


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