deb-extra-override(5) — Linux manual page

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deb-extra-override(5)          dpkg suite          deb-extra-override(5)

NAME         top

       deb-extra-override - Debian archive extra override file

SYNOPSIS         top

       override

DESCRIPTION         top

       While most information about a binary/source package can be found
       in the control/.dsc file, all of it can be overridden when it's
       exported to Packages/Sources files. The extra override file
       contains those overrides.

       The extra override file has a simple whitespace-delimited format.
       Comments are allowed (denoted with a #).

            package field-name value

       package is the name of the binary/source package.

       field-name is the name of the field that is overridden.  value is
       the value to put in the field. It can contain spaces as the line
       is split in no more than 3 columns when it's parsed.

       The extra override files used to make the official Packages lists
       may be found in the indices directory on any Debian mirror.

SEE ALSO         top

       dpkg-scanpackages(1), dpkg-scansources(1), apt-ftparchive(1).

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1.19.6-2-g6e42d5               2019-03-25          deb-extra-override(5)

Pages that refer to this page: dpkg-scanpackages(1)dpkg-scansources(1)