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Diffstat (limited to 'dh_install')
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/dh_install b/dh_install
index afd5a26..d75e025 100755
--- a/dh_install
+++ b/dh_install
@@ -56,11 +56,11 @@ specified, you should not list destination directories in
debian/package.install files or on the command line. Instead, dh_install
will guess as follows:
-Strip off debian/tmp from the front of the filename, if it is present, and
-install into the dirname of the filename. So if the filename is
-debian/tmp/usr/bin, then that directory will be copied to
-debian/package/usr/. If the filename is debian/tmp/etc/passwd, it will be
-copied to debian/package/etc/.
+Strip off debian/tmp (or the sourcedir if one is given) from the front of
+the filename, if it is present, and install into the dirname of the
+filename. So if the filename is debian/tmp/usr/bin, then that directory
+will be copied to debian/package/usr/. If the filename is
+debian/tmp/etc/passwd, it will be copied to debian/package/etc/.
Note that if you list only a filename on a line by itself in a
debian/package.install file, with no explicit destination, then dh_install
@@ -138,7 +138,11 @@ foreach my $package (@{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
if (! defined $dest) {
# Guess at destination directory.
- $dest=~s/^(.*\/)?debian\/tmp//;
+ my $strip=$srcdir;
+ if ($strip eq '.') {
+ $strip = "debian/tmp";
+ }
+ $dest=~s/^(.*\/)?\Q$strip\E//;
@@ -153,6 +157,7 @@ foreach my $package (@{$dh{DOPACKAGES}}) {
# @installed stuff more robust.
+ $src=~s:^(\./)*::;
push @installed, "\Q$src\E\/.*|\Q$src\E";