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dput - Debian package upload tool


dput [-h] [-d] [-c FILE] [-D] [-e DAYS] [-F] [-f] [-l] [-U] [-o] [-O OVERRIDE] [-S UNSET]
[-P] [-s] [-u] [-v] [-V] [HOST] CHANGES-FILE [CHANGES-FILE ...]


dput-ng is a Debian package upload tool which provides an easy to use interface to Debian
(like) package archive hosting facilities. It allows anyone who works with Debian packages
to upload their work to a remote service, including Debian’s ftp-master,
mentors.debian.net, Launchpad or other package hosting facilities for Debian package

HOST may optionally specify a target stanza from any configured configured profile which
is selected as a upload target. If HOST is omitted a default host using the heuristic
described below is selected.

The only mandatory argument is a CHANGES-FILE which is interpreted as a Debian
package.changes file denoting the desired package to be uploaded.

Packages being uploaded already, but not processed yet can be removed later from the
destination using dcut.


-c, --config=FILE
Configuration file to parse. This option will override all other configuration files.

-d, --debug
Enable debug messages. Repeat twice to increase the verbosity level.

-D, --dinstall
Ignored silently for compatibility with old-style dput command lines. Please use a
post-upload hook or similar to reproduce this functionality.

-e, --delayed=DAYS
Upload to the delayed queue, instead of the usual incoming directory. This option
takes an argument from 0 to 15 corresponding to the respective DELAYED queue.

-F, --full-upload-log' Write more verbose .upload logs. When set to, upload logs will
include more details. This setting overrides profile defaults when provided.

-f, --force
Force an upload, even if the upload log exists already.

-l, --lintian
Run Lintian before uploading the package. Note, this option is deprecated. Profile
targets have the ability to properly handle invoking lintian before pushing it to the
remote host, such as the run_lintian key.

This option is a shortcut for --override "run_lintian=true"

-o, --check-only
Only run pre-upload checks for the package, do not actually upload. This is useful to
help in testing new checks, or verifying the profile will work as expected.

-O, --override=OVERRIDE
Override profile key. This option takes the highest precedence and replaces any
profile setting. Use this switch if you want to change a configured profile value
without changing the profile itself.

This option accepts any key which can be configured in a profile (see
*dput(5)*). Sub keys are addressed using a dot notation. Keys are separated
using a equals sign ("=").

For example, to override the 'allow_dcut' you may do:

--override "allow_dcut=true"

The '--override' option may be repeated:

--override "check-debs.enforce=debs" --override "check-debs.skip=false"

Providing the same key on the command line several times will be additive.

Un-setting a key entirely can be achieved using the '-S' option. Such
overrides take no argument. Thus, the command line

--override "allow_dcut=true" --unset "run_lintian"

will set 'allow_dcut' to 'TRUE' and revert the 'run_lintian' key to
whatever the internal default value is set.

-P, --passive
Force FTP passive mode when uploading the package through FTP. This option is
deprecated - please declare this in the target profile.

This option is a shortcut for --override "passive_ftp=true"

-s, --simulate
Simulate the upload only. This runs all pre-upload checks, initializes the upload
handler but does not actually push any files to the remote host.

This argument can be repeated twice in which case also the network
connection is set-up (for example logging in through the FTP or SFTP
protocol) and tested for its functionality.

Override the configured profile key by unsetting its value. See -O for a full
explanation of the behavior.

-U, --no-upload-log
Do not write a .upload log file after uploading.

-u, --unchecked
Do not check GnuPG signature. You may also set this in your profile with the
allow_unsigned_uploads key.

-v, --version
Ignored silently for compatibility with old-style dput command lines.

-V, --check-version
Ignored silently for compatibility with old-style dput command lines.

Target host to upload a package. This refers to any existing upload site, which either
can be a section in old-style dput.cf files, or alternatively any profile in a read
dput.d directory. If HOST was not supplied, the (first) profile having the
default_host_main flag set to a non-empty string will be selected. If neither, HOST
was present, nor any profile setting the upload host, dput-ng scans for a profile
called ftp-master which will be used on a successful look-up.

A Debian package.changes file. Arguments may be repeated several times to upload more
than one package at once.


Profiles may define upload HOST names, log-in details and their required upload methods
used to upload packages. Moreover, profiles define checks which are running before and
after uploading. Their format is described in dput(5).

Additionally, dput reads old-style configuration files from INI style configuration files.
This format is deprecated for use in dput-ng and described in dput.cf(5). In particular
this configuration file format does not support all configurable settings which are
specific to dput-ng.

It is possible to run dput with any combination of new-style and old-style configuration
files. When both types of files are present,



A runtime check returned an error

An internal error was detected, for example while loading configuration files

An upload error was detected, for example a permission or authentication problem while
uploading files

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