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* r1691: * dh_installinit: Added --error-handler option. Based on work by ↵joey2004-06-29
| | | | | | Thom May. Closes: #209090
* r1655: * Added udeb support, as pioneered by di-packages-build. Understandsjoey2004-02-09
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | "XC-Package-Type: udeb" in debian/control. See debhelper(1) for details. * Dh_Lib: add and export is_udeb and udeb_filename * dh_builddeb: name udebs with proper extension * dh_gencontrol: pass -n and filename to dpkg-gencontrol * dh_installdocs, dh_makeshlibs, dh_md5sums, dh_installchangelogs, dh_installexamples, dh_installman, dh_installmanpages: skip udebs * dh_shlibdeps: skip udebs. This may be temporary. * dh_installdeb: do not process conffiles, shlibs, preinsts, postrms, or prerms for udebs. Do not substiture #DEBHELPER# tokens in postinst scripts for udebs. * dh_installdebconf: skip config script for udebs, still do templates
* r1614: * Patch from Andrew Suffield <> to make dh_stripjoey2003-10-14
| | | | | | | | support saving the debugging symbols with a --keep-debug flag and dh_shlibdeps skip /usr/lib/debug. Thanks! Closes: #215670 * Add --dbg-package flag to dh_strip, to list packages that have associated -dbg packages. dh_strip will then move the debug symbols over to the associated -dbg packages.
* r1611: * dh_install: add --fail-missing option. Closes: #120026joey2003-10-13
| | | | * Fix mispelling in prerm-sgmlcatalog. Closes: #215189
* r1596: * Remove duplicate packages from DOPACKAGES after argument processing.joey2003-08-22
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | Closes: #112950 * dh_compress: deal with links pointing to links pointing to compressed files, no matter what order find returns them. Closes: #204169 * dh_installmodules, dh_installpam, dh_installcron, dh_installinit, dh_installogrotate: add --name= option, that can be used to specify the name to use for the file(s) installed by these commands. For example, dh_installcron --name=foo will install debian/ to etc/cron.daily/foo. Closes: #138202, #101003, #68545, #148844 (Thanks to Thomas Hood for connecting these bug reports.) * dh_installinit: deprecated --init-script option in favor of the above. * Add dh_installppp. Closes: #43403
* r576: * Rename debhelper.1 to debhelper.7.joey2003-03-03
| | | | * Typo, Closes: #183267
* r557: * dh_installinit: added --no-start for rcS type scripts. Closes: ↵joey2002-10-11
| | | | #136502
* r540: * Added a -L flag to dh_shlibdeps that is a nice alternative to ↵joey2002-07-25
| | | | | | providing a shlibs.local.
* r538: * Make dh_installchangelogs install debian/NEWS files as well, asjoey2002-07-19
| | | | | | | | NEWS.Debian. Make dh_compress always compress them. The idea is to make these files be in a machine parsable form, like the debian changelog, but only put newsworthy info into them. Automated tools can then display new news on upgrade. It is hoped that if this catches on it will reduce the abuse of debconf notes. See discussion on debian-devel for details.
* r532: * Added --mainpackage= option, of use in some kernel modules packages.joey2002-06-20
| | | | | | * dh_gencontrol only needs to pass -p to dpkg-gencontrol if there is more than one package in debian/control. This makes it a bit more flexible in some cases.
* r522: * Set DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE=CVS and debhelper will exclude CVS directoriesjoey2002-05-19
| | | | | | | | | | | from processing by any command that takes a -X option, and dh_builddeb will also go in and rm -rf any that still sneak into the build tree. * dh_install: A patch from Eric Dorland <> adds support for --sourcedir, which allows debian/package.files files to be moved over to debian/package.install, and just work. Closes: #146847 * dh_movefiles: don't do file tests in no-act mode. Closes: #144573 * dh_installdebconf: pass --drop-old-templates to debconf-mergetemplate. Means debhelper has to depend on debconf-utils 1.1.1.
* r518: * dh_movefiles has long been a sore point in debhelper. Inheritedjoey2002-04-12
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 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.)
* r472: * Fixed issues with extended parameters to dh_gencontrol including ↵joey2001-05-29
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | spaces and quotes. This was some histirical cruft that deals with splitting up the string specified by -u, and it should not have applied to the set of options after --. Now that it's fixed, any and all programs that support a -- and options after it, do not require any special quoting of the succeeding options. Quote just like you would in whatever program those options go to. So, for example, dh_gencontrol -Vblah:Depends='foo, bar (>= 1.2)' will work just as you would hope. This fix does NOT apply to -u; don't use -u if you must do something complex. Closes: #89311 * Made escape_shell output a lot better.
* r412: * Bah, reverted that last change. It isn't useful becausejoey2001-01-28
| | | | dpkg-buildpackage reads the real control file and gets confused.
* r392: * DH_COMPAT=3 now enables the following new features which I can't justjoey2000-11-27
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | turn on by default for fear of breaking backwards compatability: - dh_makeshlibs makes the postinst/postrm call ldconfig. Closes: #77154 Patch from Masato Taruishi <> (modified). If you use this, be sure dh_makeshlibs runs before dh_installdeb; many old rules files have the ordering backwards. - dh_installdeb now causes all files in /etc to be registered as conffiles. - debian/README is now supported: it is treated exactly like debian/README.Debian. Either file is installed as README.Debian in non-native packages, and now as just README in native packages. Closes: #34628 * This is really only the start of the changes for v3, so use with caution.. * dh_du has finally been removed. It has been deprecated for ages, and a grep of the archive shows that nothing is using it except biss-awt and scsh. I filed bugs on both almost exactly a year ago. Those bugs should now be raised to severity important.. * --number option (to dh_installemacsen) is removed. It has been deprecated for a while and nothing uses it. Use --priority instead.
* r380: * dh_builddeb: added a --filename option to specify the output ↵joey2000-10-28
| | | | | | | filename. This is intended to be used when building .udebs for the debian installer.
* r340: * Patch from Jorgen `forcer' Schaefer <forcer at> (muchjoey2000-03-03
modified)to make dh_installwm use new window manager registration method, update-alternatives. Closes: #52156, #34684 (latter bug is obsolete) * Fixed $dh{flavor} to be upper-case. * Deprecated dh_installemavcsen --number; use --priority instead. Also, the option parser requires the parameter be a number now. And, dh_installwm now accepts --priority, and window manager packages should start using it. * dh_installwm now behaves like a proper debhelper command, and reads debian/<package>.wm too. This is a small behavior change; filenames specified on the command line no longer apply to all packages it acts on. I can't belive this program existed for 2 years with such a glaring problem; I guess most people don't need ot register 5 wm's in 3 sub-packages. Anyway, it can handle such things now. :-) * Moved Dh_*.pm to /usr/lib/perl5/Debian/Debhelper. *big* change.