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authorjoeyh <joeyh>2007-09-30 17:42:06 +0000
committerjoeyh <joeyh>2007-09-30 17:42:06 +0000
commit15397137b7f8bbb9ac31383ed1ceb5972c55b569 (patch)
tree8defa5a285f67a06e2f0eaf1c26f4e319ff254d6 /debhelper.pod
parentfcbef8201e59bc3cf5384590d54f0c0a3ee08c45 (diff)
r2033: * Add --ignore option. This is intended to ease dealing with upstream
tarballs that contain debian directories, by allowing debhelper config files in those directories to be ignored, since there's generally no good way to delete them out of the upstream tarball, and they can easily get in the way if upstream is using debian/ differently than the Debian maintainer.
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@@ -119,6 +119,16 @@ are not architecture independent.
Do not act on the specified package even if an -a, -i, or -p option lists
the package as one that should be acted on.
+=item B<--ignore=>I<file>
+
+Ignore the specified file. This can be used if debian/ contains a debhelper
+config file that a debhelper command should not act on. Note that
+debian/compat, debian/control, and debian/changelog can't be ignored, but
+then, there should never be a reason to ignore those files.
+
+For example, if upstream ships a debian/init that you don't want
+dh_installinit to install, use --ignore=debian/init
+
=item B<-P>I<tmpdir>, B<--tmpdir=>I<tmpdir>
Use "tmpdir" for package build directory. The default is debian/<package>