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authorJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-09-04 16:53:41 -0400
committerJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-09-04 16:53:41 -0400
commit018fc626a2089e7f257f7ddae75eeeb44ae1d916 (patch)
tree1281cbdb02ddc4c130f2ccce3b7e542000e0be34
parenta243946176b92b5fafd84f43d5a455551cf27210 (diff)
dh_prep(1): Clarify when it should be called. Closes: #544969
-rw-r--r--debian/changelog1
-rwxr-xr-xdh_prep10
2 files changed, 7 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 38923d5..25bbb61 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -6,6 +6,7 @@ debhelper (7.4.1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
[ Joey Hess ]
* Add FILES sections to man pages. Closes: #545041
+ * dh_prep(1): Clarify when it should be called. Closes: #544969
-- Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> Thu, 06 Aug 2009 03:01:43 -0700
diff --git a/dh_prep b/dh_prep
index d9e4bf8..bee9658 100755
--- a/dh_prep
+++ b/dh_prep
@@ -16,10 +16,12 @@ B<dh_prep> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [B<-X>I<item>]
=head1 DESCRIPTION
dh_prep is a debhelper program that performs some file cleanups in
-preparation for building a package. (This is what dh_clean -k used to do.)
-It removes the package build directories, debian/tmp, and some temp files
-that are generated during the build. Putting this at the start of the build
-process makes the build process idempotent.
+preparation for building a binary package. (This is what dh_clean -k
+used to do.) It removes the package build directories, debian/tmp,
+and some temp files that are generated when building a binary package.
+
+It is typically run at the top of the binary-arch and binary-indep targets,
+or at the top of a target such as install that they depend on.
=head1 OPTIONS