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authorjoey <joey>2002-06-24 18:38:41 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2002-06-24 18:38:41 +0000
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@@ -19,15 +19,21 @@ B<dh_installman> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [S<I<manpage ...>>]
dh_installman is a debhelper program that handles installing
man pages into the correct locations in package build directories. You tell
it what man pages go in your packages, and it figures out where to
-install them based on the section field in their .TH line and their filename
-extension. It also supports translated man pages, by looking for extensions
+install them based on the section field in their .TH line. If you have a
+properly formatted .TH line, your man page will be installed into the right
+directory, with the right name (this includes proper handling of pages
+with a subsection, like "3perl", which are placed in man3, and given an
+extention of ".3perl"). If your .TH line is incorrect or missing, the program
+may guess wrong based on the file extention.
+
+It also supports translated man pages, by looking for extensions
like .ll.8 and .ll_LL.8
If dh_installman seems to install a man page into the wrong section or with
the wrong extension, this is because the man page has the wrong section
listed in its .TH line. Edit the man page and correct the section, and
dh_installman will follow suit. See to L<man(7)> for details about the .TH
-section. If dh_installman seems to install a man page into a directory
+section. If dh_installman seems to install a man page into a directory
like /usr/share/man/pl/man1/, that is because your program has a
name like "foo.pl", and dh_installman assumes that means it is translated
into Polish. There is currently no support for resolving this ambiguity;