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deb-origin(5) dpkg suite deb-origin(5)

NAME

deb-origin - Vendor-specific information files

SYNOPSIS

/etc/dpkg/origins/filename

DESCRIPTION

The files in /etc/dpkg/origins can provide information about various vendors who are providing Debian packages.

They contain a number of fields, or comments when the line starts with ‘#’. Each field begins with a tag, such as Vendor or Parent, followed by a colon and the body of the field. Fields are delimited only by field tags. In other words, field text may be multiple lines in length, but the tools will join lines when processing the body of the field.

The file should be named according to the vendor name. The usual convention is to name the vendor file using the vendor name in all lowercase, but some variation is permitted.

Namely (since dpkg 1.21.10), first, non-alphanumeric characters (‘[^A-Za-z0-9]’) are mapped to dashes (‘-’), then the resulting name will be tried in sequence by lower-casing it, keeping it as is, lower-casing then capitalizing it (that is upper-casing the first character), and only capitalizing it.

In addition, for historical and backwards compatibility, the name will be tried keeping it as is without non-alphanumeric characters remapping, then the resulting name will be tried in sequence by lower-casing it, keeping it as is, lower-casing then capitalizing it, and only capitalizing it. And finally the name will be tried by remapping spaces to dashes (‘-’), then the resulting name will be tried in sequence by lower-casing it, keeping it as is, lower-casing then capitalizing it, and only capitalizing it.

But these backwards compatible module lookups will be removed during the dpkg 1.22.x release cycle.

FIELDS

The value of this field determines the vendor name.
The value of this field determines the vendor URL.
The value of this field determines the type and address of the bug tracking system used by this vendor. It can be a mailto URL or a debbugs URL (e.g., debbugs://bugs.debian.org/).
The value of this field determines the vendor name of the vendor that this vendor derives from.

EXAMPLE

 Vendor: Debian
 Vendor-URL: https://www.debian.org/
 Bugs: debbugs://bugs.debian.org

SEE ALSO

dpkg-vendor(1)

2022-12-02 1.21.11