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authorJoey Hess <>2009-05-12 14:52:09 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2009-05-12 14:52:09 -0400
commit6d9c1c7b7e3aa8dbc101c2592e5f7bb87abbb3a5 (patch)
tree084cd6e02213b115977d89639dd3c6aa6a0d9d28 /debhelper.pod
parentff3cc0c92fc865297ed869b38c6cb0dd0882f77c (diff)
Support debian/foo.os files to suppliment previous debian/foo.arch file support. Closes: #494914 (Thanks, Aurelien Jarno)
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@@ -62,9 +62,10 @@ debian/control, debhelper will use debian/foo if no debian/
file can be found.
In some rare cases, you may want to have different versions of these files
-for different architectures. If files named debian/
-exist, where "arch" is the same as the output of
-"dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH",
+for different architectures or OSes. If files named debian/
+or debian/ exist, where "arch" and "os" are the same as the
+output of "dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH" /
+"dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_ARCH_OS",
then they will be used in preference to other, more general files.
In many cases, these config files are used to specify various types of