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authorjoey <joey>2002-04-12 03:04:35 +0000
committerjoey <joey>2002-04-12 03:04:35 +0000
commit29fd2dcb7d861e78f8b5855abd06364e8d60c2ed (patch)
treeab18887fe7bba32e72f842d5b685181df239c93d /dh_movefiles
parentea383ca972213bdda50226c536e3224a361904b8 (diff)
r518: * dh_movefiles has long been a sore point in debhelper. Inherited
from debstd, its interface and implementation suck, and I have maintained it while never really deigning to use it. Now there is a remplacment: dh_install, which ... - copies files, doesn't move them. Closes: #75360, #82649 - doesn't have that whole annoying debian/package.files vs. debian/files mess, as it uses debian/install. - supports copying empty subdirs. Closes: #133037 - doesn't use tar, thus no error reproting problems. Closes: #112538 - files are listed relative to the pwd, debian/tmp need not be used at all, so no globbing issues. Closes: #100404 - supports -X. Closes: #116902 - the whole concept of moving files out of a directory is gone, so this bug doesn't really apply. Closes: #120026 - This is exactly what Bill Allombert asked for in #117383, even though I designed it seemingly independantly. Thank you Bill! Closes: #117383 * Made debhelper's debian/rules a lot simpler by means of the above. * Updated example rules file to use dh_install. Also some reordering and other minor changes. * dh_movefiles is lightly deprecated, and when you run into its bugs and bad design, you are incouraged to just use dh_install instead. * dh_fixperms: in v4 only, make all files in bin/ dirs +x. Closes: #119039 * dh_fixperms: in v4 only, make all files in etc/init.d executable (of course there's -X ..) * dh_link: in v4 only, finds existing, non-policy-conformant symlinks and corrects them. This has the side effect of making dh_link idempotent. * Added a -h/--help option. This seems very obvious, but it never occured to me before.. * use v4 for building debhelper itself * v4 mode is done, you may now use it without fear of it changing. (This idea of this upload is to get v4 into woody so people won't run into many issues backporting from sarge to woody later on. Packages targeted for woody should continue to use whatever compatability level they are using.)
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diff --git a/dh_movefiles b/dh_movefiles
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@@ -26,6 +26,9 @@ also list directory names, and the whole directory will be moved. If you
prefer, you can list the files to move on the command line and this will
apply to the first package dh_movefiles is told to act on.
+Note: dh_install is a much better program that can do everything this one can,
+and more.
+
=head1 OPTIONS
=over 4