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 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.
Vendor: vendor-name (required)
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.
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