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authorJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-06-28 15:01:04 -0400
committerJoey Hess <joey@gnu.kitenet.net>2009-06-28 15:01:04 -0400
commite0ed03ff224ee3a8053094f02bcd02d4dd3fa358 (patch)
tree985fc37dc455372b3857a6d302860bcbf4b5bbdb /dh_auto_configure
parent55a176113de2b1923c62774779bb9e069d88021d (diff)
Revert "Update dh_auto documentation."
I'm reverting the documentation addition to try doing it myself, more simply and less verbosely. This reverts commit 962a2e10c930e3504ea1c0327be2fdf70d53023e. Conflicts: dh_auto.pod
Diffstat (limited to 'dh_auto_configure')
-rwxr-xr-xdh_auto_configure43
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 29 deletions
diff --git a/dh_auto_configure b/dh_auto_configure
index 3f326ce..34d6298 100755
--- a/dh_auto_configure
+++ b/dh_auto_configure
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
=head1 NAME
-dh_auto_configure - configure and prepare package sources for building
+dh_auto_configure - automatically configure a package prior to building
=cut
@@ -11,25 +11,19 @@ use Debian::Debhelper::Dh_Buildsystems;
=head1 SYNOPSIS
-B<dh_auto_configure> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<I<dh_auto options>>] [S<B<--> I<params>>]
+B<dh_auto_configure> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<B<--> I<params>>]
=head1 DESCRIPTION
-dh_auto_configure is a debhelper program that is responsible for the
-I<configure> step of the L<dh_auto(7)> building process. Since I<configure> is
-the first step, typically it is the point when build configuration options
-are set, system settings are detected and various build system specific
-temporary files are pre-generated in the build directory. Some simpler build
-systems do not need this step. In such a case, dh_auto_configure silently
-succeeds without doing anything.
+dh_auto_configure is a debhelper program that tries to automatically
+configure a package prior to building. It looks for and runs a ./configure
+script, Makefile.PL, Build.PL, or cmake. A standard set of parameters is
+determined and passed to the program that is run. If no program to run is
+found, dh_auto_configure will exit without doing anything.
-dh_auto_configure usually pre-configures the source build system with a set of
-standard options which most Debian packages need to set anyway. Custom options
-can be passed as I<params>. If dh_auto_configure does not meet your needs or
-does not work, it is safe to skip/override it entirely and just run a configure
-script or its equivalent manually.
-
-#DH_AUTO SHARED OPTIONS#
+This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't work,
+you're encouraged to skip using dh_auto_configure at all, and just run
+./configure or its equivalent manually.
=head1 OPTIONS
@@ -37,7 +31,7 @@ script or its equivalent manually.
=item B<--> I<params>
-Pass I<params> to the command that is run, after the standard
+Pass "params" to the program that is run, after the standard
parameters that dh_auto_configure passes. This can be used to supplement
or override those parameters. For example:
@@ -45,11 +39,6 @@ or override those parameters. For example:
=back
-=head1 SUPPORTED BUILD SYSTEMS
-
-#SUPPORTED BUILD SYSTEMS INTRO#
-#SUPPORTED BUILD SYSTEMS LIST#
-
=cut
buildsystems_init();
@@ -57,16 +46,12 @@ buildsystems_do();
=head1 SEE ALSO
-L<dh_auto(7)>
-
L<debhelper(7)>
-This program is a part of debhelper and its dh_auto package source building
-suite.
+This program is a part of debhelper.
-=head1 AUTHORS
+=head1 AUTHOR
- Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
- Modestas Vainius <modestas@vainius.eu>
+Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
=cut