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deb-override(5)                 dpkg utilities                 deb-override(5)

       deb-override - Debian archive override file


       While  most  information  about  a  package can be found in the control
       file, some must be filled in by the distribution czars rather  than  by
       the  maintainer,  because  they  relate to the arrangement of files for
       release rather than the actual  dependencies  and  description  of  the
       package.  This information is found in the override file.

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

            package priority section [maintainerinfo]

       package is the name of the package. Entries in the  override  file  for
       packages not found in the tree of binary packages are ignored.

       priority  and  section place the package within the release tree; these
       ought not to be found in the control file. If the package is found in a
       subdirectory of binarydir, that will be checked against section.

       maintainerinfo,  if present, can be either the name of a maintainer for
       an unconditional override, or else oldmaintainer  =>>  newmaintainer  to
       perform a substitution.

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

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

Debian Project                    2007-03-07                   deb-override(5)