dpkg-scansources(1)                                          dpkg suite                                         dpkg-scansources(1)

       dpkg-scansources - create Sources index files

       dpkg-scansources [option...] binary-dir [override-file [path-prefix]] > Sources

       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 stanzas and to override the maintainer field
       given in the .dsc files.  The file can be compressed (since dpkg 1.15.5).  See deb-override(5) for the format of this file.

       Note: Since the override file is indexed by binary, not source packages, there's a bit of a problem here. The current
       implementation uses the highest priority of all the binary packages produced by a .dsc file for the priority 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(8) ignores uncompressed Sources files except on local access (i.e.  file:// sources).

       -n, --no-sort
           Do not sort the index stanzas.  Normally they are sorted by source package name.

       -e, --extra-override file
           Scan file to find supplementary overrides (since dpkg 1.15.4; the file can be compressed since dpkg 1.15.5).  See deb-
           extra-override(5) for more information on its format.

       -s, --source-override file
           Use file as the source override file (the file can be compressed since dpkg 1.15.5).  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 precedence for setting the

           Turn debugging on.

           Show the usage message and exit.

           Show the version and exit.

           Sets the color mode (since dpkg 1.18.5).  The currently accepted values are: auto (default), always and never.

           If set, it will be used to decide whether to activate Native Language Support, also known as internationalization (or
           i18n) support (since dpkg 1.19.0).  The accepted values are: 0 and 1 (default).

       deb-override(5), deb-extra-override(5), dpkg-scanpackages(1).

1.21.21                                                      2023-03-02                                         dpkg-scansources(1)