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authorJoey Hess <>2008-06-25 03:36:50 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2008-06-25 03:36:50 -0400
commit63236db51d15d0e104c06f334e00c461d81dcbd9 (patch)
treee8af3079c55c531f0b0973bb86fa11b4da954008 /dh_install
parent070f2212b29ee3370bf1627354666b602077b63d (diff)
Correct docs about dh_install and debian/tmp in v7 mode
* Correct docs about dh_install and debian/tmp in v7 mode. It first looks in the current directory, or whatever is configured with --srcdir. Then it always falls back to looking in debian/tmp. * Medium urgency to get this doc fix into testing.
Diffstat (limited to 'dh_install')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/dh_install b/dh_install
index 7a6046b..cb30d4d 100755
--- a/dh_install
+++ b/dh_install
@@ -40,9 +40,9 @@ package that builds multiple binary packages. You can use the upstream
Makefile to install it all into debian/tmp, and then use dh_install to copy
directories and files from there into the proper package build directories.
-From debhelper compatibility level 7 on, if --sourcedir is not specified,
-dh_install will install files from debian/tmp if the directory contains the
-files. Otherwise, it will install files from the current directory.
+From debhelper compatibility level 7 on, dh_install will fall back to
+looking in debian/tmp for files, if it doesn't find them in the current
+directory (or whereever you've told it to look using --srcdir).
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