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authorjoey <joey>2002-01-27 00:25:37 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2002-01-27 00:25:37 +0000
commit4f577ba14b2e6e8571246717a1eec408c9b618ae (patch)
tree4b6df3d7ebe79466ad063ae8ce1c7b406771a7d9 /dh_installman
parentd6f3bdb1c18ff73a755949134c8850a7b075289f (diff)
r503: * dh_installman: more documentation about the .TH line. Closes: #129205
* dh_installxfonts: - Packages that use this should depend on xutils. See man page. - However, if you really want to, you can skip the dep, and the postinst will avoid running program that arn't available. Closes: #131053 - Use update-fonts-dir instead of handling encodings ourselves. Yay! - Pass only the last component of the directory name to update-fonts-*, since that's what they perfer now. - Other changes, chould fully comply with Debian X font policy now.
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@@ -20,9 +20,15 @@ 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
-extention. It also supports translated man pages, by looking for extensions
+extension. 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 thw 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
Any man page filenames specified as parameters will be installed into the
first package dh_installman is told to act on. By default, this is the
first binary package in debian/control, but if you use -p, -i, or -a flags,