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    Command:

    dpkg-scanpackages

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           dpkg-scanpackages  [option...] binary-dir [override-file [path-prefix]]
           > Packages
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           dpkg-scanpackages sorts through a tree of Debian  binary  packages  and
           creates  a  Packages file, used by apt(8), dselect(1), etc, to tell the
           user what packages are available for installation. These Packages files
           are  the  same  as those found on Debian archive sites and CD-ROMs. You
           might use dpkg-scanpackages yourself if making  a  directory  of  local
           packages to install on a cluster of machines.
    
           Note:  If  you  want to access the generated Packages file with apt you
           will probably need to compress the file  with  bzip2(1)  (generating  a
           Packages.bz2  file)  or  gzip(1)  (generating  a Packages.gz file). apt
           ignores uncompressed  Packages  files  except  on  local  access  (i.e.
           file:// sources).
    
           binarydir  is  the  name  of the tree of the binary packages to process
           (for example, contrib/binary-i386).  It is best to make  this  relative
           to  the root of the Debian archive, because every Filename field in the
           new Packages file will start with this string.
    
           overridefile is the name of a file to read which  contains  information
           about  how  the  package  fits  into the distribution (it can be a com-
           pressed file); see deb-override(5).
    
           pathprefix is an optional  string  to  be  prepended  to  the  Filename
           fields.
    
           If  more  than one version of a package is found only the newest one is
           included in the output. If they have the same version and  only  differ
           in architecture only the first one found is used.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           -t, --type type
                  Scan for *.type packages, instead of *.deb.
    
           -u, --udeb
                  Obsolete alias for -tudeb.
    
           -e, --extra-override file
                  Scan  file to find supplementary overrides (the file can be com-
                  pressed). See deb-extra-override(5) for more information on  its
                  format.
    
           -a, --arch arch
                  Use  a pattern consisting of *_all.deb and *_arch.deb instead of
                  scanning for all debs.
    
           -m, --multiversion
                  Include all found packages in the output.
    
           warns  about  packages  that  are in the wrong subdirectory, are dupli-
           cated, have a Filename field in their control file,  are  missing  from
           the  override  file, or have maintainer substitutions which do not take
           effect.
    
    
    

    SEE ALSO

           dpkg(1), dselect(1), deb-override(5), deb-extra-override(5), dpkg-scan-
           sources(1).
    
    
    

    Debian Project 2011-08-14 dpkg-scanpackages(1)

    
    
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