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dpkg-scansources(1)		dpkg utilities		   dpkg-scansources(1)

       dpkg-scansources  -  search  for  .dsc  files and build the Sources

       dpkg-scansources [options] binary-dir [override-file  [path-prefix]]  >

       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. See dpkg-scanpackages(1) for the format of this file. NB:  Since
       the override file is indexed by binary, not source, packages, theres a
       bit of a problem here. The current implementation uses the highest pri
       ority of all the binary packages produced by a .dsc file for the prior
       ity 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 ignores  uncompressed  Sources  files  except  on
       local access (i.e.  file:// sources).

	   Turn debugging on.

	   Show the usage message and die.

       -n, --no-sort
	   Dont  sort  the  index records. Normally they are sorted by source
	   package name.

       -s, --source-override file
	   Use file as the source override file. 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 prece
	   dence for setting the section.

	   Print the version number and exit.


       Roderick Schertler 

Debian Project			  2006-05-10		   dpkg-scansources(1)

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