dpkg manual page - deb-origin(5)
Copyright © 2011 Matt Kraai <email@example.com>
Copyright © 2011 Guillem Jover <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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(The comments found at the beginning of the groff file "man5/deb-origin.5".)
deb-origin - Vendor-specific information files
The files in /etc/dpkg/origins
can provide information about
various vendors who are providing Debian packages. They contain a
number of fields, or comments when the line starts with oq#
Each field begins with a tag, such as Vendor
followed by a colon and the body of the field. Fields are delimited
only by field tags. In other words, field text may be multiple lines
in length, but the tools will join lines when processing the body of
- Vendor: vendor-name (required)
The value of this field determines the vendor name.
- Vendor-URL: vendor-url
The value of this field determines the vendor URL.
- Bugs: bug-url
The value of this field determines the type and address of the bug
tracking system used by this vendor. It can be a mailto URL or a
debbugs URL (e.g., debbugs://bugs.debian.org/).
- Parent: vendor-name
The value of this field determines the vendor name of the vendor that
this vendor derives from.