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NAME - Debian package upload tool configuration file


       This manpage gives a brief overview of dput's configuration file and the available options
       in it.  dput is a tool to upload Debian packages to the archive.

FORMAT consists of different groups of configuration options, one for each host where you
       want  to  be  able to upload packages. Hosts are defined using an identifier header with a
       short name for the host, enclosed in  square  brackets.   For  example,  a  section  named is introduced with the header:

       Note  that  if  multiple  section names in the configuration match the specified hostname,
       only the last matching section is  considered.  This  is  done  to  avoid  confusion  when
       overriding a global configuration file with a user-specific one.

       A  special section name, DEFAULT, holds default parameters for all the hosts. The defaults
       can be overridden by redefining them again in each host section.

       The available parameters are listed below.

       fqdn = DOMAIN[:PORT]
              Connect to the remote host using the fully-qualified domain DOMAIN,  connecting  on
              port PORT.  The port is only relevant for HTTP or FTP protocols.

       login = USERNAME
              Authenticate  to  this  host  with  the username USERNAME.  If USERNAME is a single
              asterisk *, the scp and rsync methods will not supply a login  name  when  invoking
              the ssh, scp, and rsync commands.

       incoming = PATH
              Upload files to the filesystem path PATH on this host.

       method = METHOD
              Use  the  file transfer method METHOD for uploading files to this host.  Currently,
              dput accepts the following values for METHOD:

              ftp    The package will be uploaded via FTP, either anonymously or  using  a  login
                     and  password.   Note that FTP is unencrypted so you should not use password
                     authentication with this.

              https  The package will be uploaded via HTTP or  HTTPS  using  the  PUT  method  as
                     specified  in  WebDAV.   The  upload  method  will  prompt for a password if

              scp    The package will be uploaded using SSH's scp.  This transfers files using  a
                     secure  SSH  tunnel,  and  needs  authentication  credentials  on the remote

              sftp   the package will be uploaded using ssh's sftp. This transfers files using  a
                     secure ssh tunnel, and needs sftp access on the upload machine.

              rsync  The  package  will  be  uploaded using rsync over the SSH protocol.  This is
                     similar to scp, but can save some bandwidth if the destination file  already
                     exists  on  the  remote server. It also needs authentication credentials for
                     the remote machine as it uses SSH.

              local  The  package  will  be  "uploaded"  locally  using  /usr/bin/install.   This
                     transfers  files  to  a  local  incoming  directory,  and  needs appropriate
                     permissions set on that directory.

       hash = ALGORITHM
              Use the hash algorithm ALGORITHM to compute the checksum of all  files  before  the
              upload.  If  any  hash  does  not match the value specified in the CHANGESFILE, the
              upload  does  not  happen.   Currently,  dput  accepts  the  following  values  for

              md5    The MD5 algorithm.

              sha    The SHA-1 algorithm.

       allow_unsigned_uploads = FLAG
              If FLAG is true, dput may upload files without a GnuPG signature.

       allow_dcut = FLAG
              If  FLAG  is true, dcut may upload a queue commands file to remove or move files in
              the queue on this host.

       distributions = NAMES
              If defined, NAMES is  a  comma-separated  list  of  distributions  that  this  host
              accepts.   This  is  used  to  guess  the host to use when none is specified on the
              command line.

       allowed_distributions = PATTERN
              If defined, dput will refuse the upload if the distribution field  does  not  match
              REGEX using Python's re syntax.

       delayed = DAYS
              An  integer  giving  the  “days”  parameter  for  delayed uploads to this host.  If
              defined, dput will upload to the queue named DELAYED/DAYS  (i.e.  uploads  to  this
              host  will  be delayed the specified number of days). Defaults to the empty string,
              meaning no delay.  This only works with hosts that support delayed uploads.

       run_lintian = FLAG
              If FLAG is true, dput will run lintian(1) on the CHANGESFILE before  uploading.  If
              the package is not Lintian clean, the upload will not happen.

       run_dinstall = FLAG
              If  FLAG  is  true,  dput will run dinstall -n after the package has been uploaded.
              This is an easy way to test if your package would be installed into the archive  or

       check_version = FLAG
              This  option  defines if dput should check if the user has installed the package in
              his system for testing it before putting it into the archive. If the user  has  not
              installed and tested it, dput will reject the upload.

       passive_ftp = FLAG
              This  option  defines  if dput should use passive ftp or active ftp for uploading a
              package  to  one  of  the  upload  queues.   By  default,  dput  uses  passive  ftp
              connections. If you need to use active ftp connections, set passive_ftp to 0.

       progress_indicator = STYLE
              Display  a  progress  indicator  using  style  STYLE  for  uploads  to  this  host.
              (Currently implemented for ftp method only.)

              Supported values for STYLE:

              0      (default) No progress indicator.

              1      Rotating progress indicator.

              2      Kilobyte counter.

       scp_compress = FLAG
              If FLAG is true and the METHOD is scp, enable SSH compression for uploads  to  this
              host.   This  parameter  has been found to decrease upload time for slow links, and
              increase upload times for faster links.

       ssh_config_options = OPTIONS
              Specify the command-line options (text) to pass to all automatic invocations of ssh
              and  scp.  The OPTIONS should be SSH client configuration options, as documented in
              ssh_config(5).  Note that you can define multiline (dput) configuration options  by
              indenting   the  second  line  with  whitespace  (i.e.  similar  to  RFC822  header

       post_upload_command = COMMAND
              If defined, dput will invoke the command COMMAND after a successful upload.

       pre_upload_command = COMMAND
              If defined, dput will invoke the command COMMAND before attempting an upload.

       default_host_main = HOSTNAME
              Specify to use the section named HOSTNAME for packages that are allowed  to
              be  uploaded  to the main archive.  This variable is used when guessing the host to
              upload to.


       If a user passes  an  argument  to  a  host  by  appending  the  hostname  with  a  colon,
       %(HOSTNAME)s  will be replaced with the specified argument. Otherwise, it will be replaced
       with an empty string.


              Global configuration file.

       $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/dput/ (XDG standard)
       $HOME/ (legacy)
              Per-user configuration file.  If the file at the XDG standard path can  be  opened,
              the legacy path is ignored.



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