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

NAME         top

       deb-origin - Vendor-specific information files

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       The files in /usr/local/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, spaces are
       mapped to dashes (‘-’), and the file can have the same casing as the
       value in Vendor field, or it can be capitalized.

FIELDS         top

       Vendor: vendor-name (required)
              The value of this field determines the vendor name.

       Vendor-URL: vendor-url
              The value of this field determines the vendor URL.

       Bugs: bug-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://

       Parent: vendor-name
              The value of this field determines the vendor name of the
              vendor that this vendor derives from.

EXAMPLE         top

       Vendor: Debian
       Bugs: debbugs://

SEE ALSO         top


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1.19.6-2-g6e42d5                 2019-03-25                    deb-origin(5)

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