dpkg-scansources scans the given binary-dir for .dsc files.
These are used to create a Debian source index, which is output to
The override-file, if given, is used to set priorities in the resulting
index records and to override the maintainer field given in the .dsc
The file can be compressed (since dpkg 1.15.5).
for the format of this file. Note: Since
the override file is indexed by binary, not source packages, theres 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
you will probably need to compress the file with
(generating a Sources.gz file). apt ignores uncompressed Sources files
except on local access (i.e.