dpkg-scansources - create Sources index files
]] > Sources
scans the given binary-dir
These are used to create a Debian source index, which is output to stdout.
, 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
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
file to modify maintainer information. This might change.
, 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.
If you want to access the generated Sources file with apt(8)
you will probably need to compress the file with gzip(1)
Sources.gz file). apt ignores uncompressed Sources files except on local
access (i.e. file://
- -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 format.
- -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.