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authorjoey <joey>2001-02-09 10:26:46 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2001-02-09 10:26:46 +0000
commit86f2aaedb73761e58b50f0f8bcc608e49204407c (patch)
tree3b5d5725755806e604d0b9c6f8facc0be69ba23d /dh_installdeb
parent79c6f6e49745da7b25ca3a67c468441a12a7d618 (diff)
r428: the never ending podization
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1 files changed, 52 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/dh_installdeb b/dh_installdeb
index d0af6b5..a97fc00 100755
--- a/dh_installdeb
+++ b/dh_installdeb
@@ -1,9 +1,47 @@
#!/usr/bin/perl -w
-# Install files from debian/ into the package's DEBIAN directory.
+=head1 NAME
+dh_installdeb - install files into the DEBIAN directory
use strict;
use Debian::Debhelper::Dh_Lib;
+=head1 SYNOPSIS
+ dh_installdeb [debhelper options]
+dh_installdeb is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing
+files into the DEBIAN directories in package build directories with the
+correct permissions.
+dh_installdeb automatically installs the following files from debian/ into
+the DEBIAN directory:
+ package.postinst
+ package.preinst
+ package.postrm
+ package.prerm
+ package.shlibs
+ package.conffiles
+The postinst, preinst, postrm, and prerm are handled specially: If a
+corresponding file named debian/script.debhelper exists, the contents of that
+file are merged into the script as follows: If the script exists, then
+anywhere in it that "#DEBHELPER#" appears, the text of the .debhelper file is
+inserted. If the script does not exist, then a script is generated from
+the .debhelper file. The .debhelper files are created by other debhelper
+programs, such as L<dh_installmenu(1)>, and are shell script fragments.
+If DH_COMPAT is set to 3 or higher, all files in the etc/ directory in a
+package will automatically be flagged as conffiles by this program, so
+there is no need to list them manually in package.conffiles.
foreach my $package (@{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
@@ -66,3 +104,15 @@ foreach my $package (@{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
+=head1 SEE ALSO
+This program is a part of debhelper.
+=head1 AUTHOR
+Joey Hess <>