path: root/dh_compress
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Diffstat (limited to 'dh_compress')
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/dh_compress b/dh_compress
index 9db01e4..8367b27 100755
--- a/dh_compress
+++ b/dh_compress
@@ -34,6 +34,8 @@ changelog files. Plus PCF fonts underneath usr/share/fonts/X11/
=item debian/I<package>.compress
+These files are deprecated.
If this file exists, the default files are not compressed. Instead, the
file is ran as a shell script, and all filenames that the shell script
outputs will be compressed. The shell script will be run from inside the
@@ -52,8 +54,7 @@ need to.
Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from being
compressed. For example, -X.tiff will exclude tiff files from compression.
You may use this option multiple times to build up a list of things to
-exclude. You can accomplish the same thing by using a debian/compress file,
-but this is easier.
=item B<-A>, B<--all>
@@ -91,8 +92,9 @@ foreach my $package (@{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
push @files, @ARGV;
if ($compress) {
- # The config file is a sh script that outputs the files to be compressed
+ # The compress file is a sh script that outputs the files to be compressed
# (typically using find).
+ warning("$compress is deprecated; use -X or avoid calling dh_compress instead");
push @files, split(/\n/,`sh $olddir/$compress 2>/dev/null`);
else {