− Debian archive override file
information about a package can be found in the control
file, some is managed centrally by the distribution czars
rather than by the maintainer in order to offer some global
consistency. This information is found in the override
file has a simple whitespace-delimited format. Comments are
allowed (denoted with a #).
priority section [maintainerinfo]
is the name of the package. Entries in the override file for
packages not found in the tree of binary packages are
and section correspond to the respective control
fields available in the .deb. The allowed values are listed
in the Debian policy.
if present, can be either the name of a maintainer for an
unconditional override, or else oldmaintainer
=> newmaintainer to perform a
files used to make the official Packages lists may be found
in the indices directory on any Debian mirror.