dput.cf - Debian package upload tool configuration file
This manpage gives a brief overview of dput’s configuration file and
the available options in it. dput is a tool to upload Debian packages
to the archive.
dput.cf consists of different groups of configuration options, one for
each host where you want to be able to upload packages. Hosts are
defined using an identifier header with a short name for the host,
enclosed in square brackets. Note that only if multiple such headers
are encountered in the configuration, only the group following the last
header is considered. This is done to avoid confusion when overriding a
global configuration file with a user-specific one. There’s a special
identifier, [DEFAULT], which holds default parameters for all the
hosts. The defaults can be overridden by redefining them again in each
host section. The available parameters are listed below:
fqdn This is the fully qualified domain name that will be used (can
be specified as host:port for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP).
login Your login on the machine named before. A single asterisk * will
cause the scp and rsync uploaders to not use supply a login name
when calling to ssh, scp, and rsync.
The directory that you should upload the files to.
method The method that you want to use for uploading the files.
Currently, dput accepts the following values for method:
ftp the package will be uploaded via ftp, either anonymously
or using a login/password. Note that ftp is unencrypted
so you should not use password authentication with this.
http and https
the package will be uploaded via http or https using the
PUT method as specified in WebDAV. The upload method will
prompt for a password if necessary.
scp the package will be uploaded using ssh’s scp. This
transfers files using a secure ssh tunnel, and needs an
account on the upload machine.
sftp the package will be uploaded using ssh’s sftp. This
transfers files using a secure ssh tunnel, and needs sftp
access on the upload machine.
rsync the package will be uploaded using rsync over ssh. This
is similar to scp, but can save some bandwidth if the
destination file already exists on the upload server. It
also needs a login on the remote machine as it uses ssh.
local the package will be "uploaded" locally using
/usr/bin/install. This transfers files to a local
incoming directory, and needs appropriate permissions set
on that directory.
hash The hash algorithm that should be used in calculating the
checksum of the files before uploading them. Currently, dput
accepts the following values for hash:
md5 use the md5 algorithm for calculation
sha use the sha algorithm for calculation
This defines if you are allowed to upload files without a GnuPG
signature to this host or not.
This defines if you are allowed to upload a dcut changes file to
the queue to remove or move files.
This defines a comma-separated list of distributions that this
host accepts, used to guess the host to use when none is given
on the command line.
A regular expression (of Python re module syntax) that the
distribution field must match or dput will refuse the upload.
Set a numeric default parameter for delayed uploads (i.e.
uploads to this queue will be delayed the specified number of
days. Defaults to the empty string, meaning no delay. This only
works with upload queues that support delayed uploads.
This option defines if lintian should be run before the package
will be uploaded or not. If the package is not lintian clean,
the upload will not happen.
This options defines if dinstall -n should be run after the
package has been uploaded or not. This is an easy way to test if
your package would be installed into the archive or not.
This option defines if dput should check if the user has
installed the package in his system for testing it before
putting it into the archive. If the user has not installed and
tested it, dput will reject the upload.
This option defines if dput should use passive ftp or active ftp
for uploading a package to one of the upload queues. By default,
dput uses passive ftp connections. If you need to use active ftp
connections, set passive_ftp to 0.
This integer option defines if dput should display a progress
indicator for the upload. (Currently implemented in ftp only.)
Supported values: 0 (default) - no progress, 1 - rotating
progress indicator, and 2 - kilobyte counter.
This option defines if the scp upload to the host will be
compressed, or not. This option is only used for the ’scp’
upload method, and has been found to decrease upload time for
slow links, and increase upload times for faster links.
The arguments of this config options should be ssh config file
options in the style documented in ssh_config(5). They will be
passed to all automatic invocations of ssh and scp by dput. Note
that you can define multiline (dput) configuration options by
indenting the second line with whitespace (i.e. similar to
RFC822 header continuations).
This option defines a command to be run by dput after a
This option defines a command to be run by dput before a upload
This defines the default host for packages that are allowed to
be uploaded to the main archive. This variable is used when
guessing the host to upload to.
If a user passes an argument to a host by appending the hostname with a
colon, %(HOSTNAME)s will be replaced with the specified argument.
Otherwise, it will be replaced with an empty string.
Please send bug reports to the author.
global dput configuration file
peruser dput configuration file
Christian Kurz. Updated by Thomas Viehmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Many other people have contributed to this code. See the Thanks file.
The author appreciates comments and suggestions from you, if any.
April 8, 2001 dput.cf(5)