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authorJoey Hess <>2009-09-08 17:58:18 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2009-09-08 17:58:18 -0400
commit1c5a972e96705d4157117bf9e854ddf06c340adc (patch)
tree4feef06168e0a2b90861ad1913454a0dad93e29a /debhelper.pod
parent7e3a133029e9cbb6fb133c7074ad1bb53a5947e9 (diff)
dh_installdocs: Add --link-doc option that can be used to link documentation directories. This is easier to use and more flexible than the old method of running dh_link first to make a broken symlink. Closes: #545676 Thanks, Colin Watson
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-=head2 Doc directory symlinks
-Sometimes it is useful to make a package not contain a /usr/share/doc/package
-directory at all, instead placing just a dangling symlink in the binary
-package, that points to some other doc directory. Policy says this is ok if
-your package depends on the package whose doc directory it uses. To
-accomplish this, just don't tell debhelper to install any documentation
-files into the package, and use dh_link to set up the symlink (or do it by
-hand), and debhelper should do the right thing: notice it is a dangling
-symlink and not try to install a copyright file or changelog.
=head2 udebs
Debhelper includes support for udebs. To create a udeb with debhelper,