Chapter 5. Control files and their fields
Field names are not case sensitive, but it is usual to capitalize the field names using mixed case
as shown below.
Blank lines, or lines consisting only of spaces and tabs, are not allowed within field values or
between fields that would mean a new paragraph.
5.2 Source package control files
file contains the most vital (and version independent) information
about the source package and about the binary packages it creates.
The first paragraph of the control file contains information about the source package in general.
The subsequent sets each describe a binary package that the source tree builds.
The fields in the general paragraph (the first one, for the source package) are:
The fields in the binary package paragraphs are:
The syntax and semantics of the fields are described below.
These fields are used by
to generate control files for binary packages (see
to generate the
file to accompany the upload, and
when it creates the
source control file as part of a source archive.
The fields here may contain variable references their values will be substituted by
when they generate output con
trol files. See `Variable substitutions:
' on page
5.3 Binary package control files
file contains the most vital (and version dependent) information about
a binary package.
The fields in this file are: