Provided by: dupload_2.9.8_all bug


       dupload - Debian package upload tool


       dupload [options...] [changes-file|directory...]


       dupload is a tool that enables people maintaining Debian packages to easily upload them to
       a Debian repository.

       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 does not end with .changes. Further processing
       is done changing into the directories of the changes files.

       dupload tests the available checksums and size 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.

       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

       • If you want it to be made with every upload of a particular upstream version, name it

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

   FTP 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 are asked for the password.  For security reasons
       there is no way to supply it via the commandline or the environment.

   ftp / scp / rsync / copy
       The default transfer method is ftp.  Alternative methods are scp/SSH and rsync/SSH.  For
       scp and rsync, the default login is delegated to SSH and its own configuration.

       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.

       The copy method works by simply copying the files to another directory in the local

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


       -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 checksums does not match.

       -c, --configfile filename
                   Read the file filename as a configuration file, in addition to the global
                   configuration file.

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

       --nomail    Suppress 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, but sends the announcements,

       --mta pathname
                   Use pathname as the sendmail compatible MTA.  The MTA specified must support
                   the -f option to set the envelope sender address, and the -F option to set the
                   sender's full name.  The default is /usr/sbin/sendmail.

                   Since version 2.9.8.

       --noarchive Adds an 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., suppress normal output and progress bars.

       -t, --to nickname
                   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.

       --help      Prints the program usage message and exits.

       -V, --Version
                   Prints version and exits.


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


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

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

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


       dupload is tested on Debian systems only. It should not require too much effort to make it
       run under others systems, though.