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authorJoey Hess <>2009-06-28 15:40:15 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2009-06-28 15:40:15 -0400
commit93c1062bc3ee340fcd7318e91fe9758d86b760f3 (patch)
tree5ca5f93c23c84fb2c3f0ce3a4199e57c01f422d3 /dh_auto_install
parente0ed03ff224ee3a8053094f02bcd02d4dd3fa358 (diff)
minimal build system option documentation
Diffstat (limited to 'dh_auto_install')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/dh_auto_install b/dh_auto_install
index db2c6e9..4464702 100755
--- a/dh_auto_install
+++ b/dh_auto_install
@@ -13,14 +13,16 @@ use Cwd;
-B<dh_auto_install> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<B<--> I<params>>]
+B<dh_auto_install> [S<I<build system options>>] [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<B<--> I<params>>]
dh_auto_install is a debhelper program that tries to automatically install
-built files. If there's a Makefile and it contains a "install" target,
-then this is done by running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is
-set). If there is a or Build.PL, it is used.
+built files. It does so by running the appropriate command for the build
+system it detects the package uses. For example, if there's a Makefile and
+it contains a "install" target, then this is done by running make (or MAKE,
+if the environment variable is set). If there is a or Build.PL,
+it is used.
The files are installed into debian/<package>/ if there is only one binary
package. In the multiple binary package case, the files are instead
@@ -40,6 +42,9 @@ dh_auto_install at all, and just run make install manually.
=over 4
+See L<debhelper(7)/BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS> for a list of common build
+system selection and control options.
=item B<--> I<params>
Pass "params" to the program that is run. These can be used to supplement