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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_installdocs - install documentation into package build directories

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_installdocs [debhelper options] [-A] [-n] [-Xitem] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_installdocs is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       installing documentation into usr/share/doc/package in package build

       dh_installdocs automatically installs debian/copyright if it exists. If
       dh_installdocs is acting on multiple packages, debian/copyright files
       will be installed into all packages. However, if you need to have
       seperate copyright files for different binary packages, you can use
       files named debian/package.copyright.

       Any filenames specified as parameters will be installed into the first
       package dh_installdocs 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,
       it will be the first package specified by those flags.

       Also, debian/README.Debian (or debian/README.debian) and debian/TODO,
       if they exist, will be installed into the first binary package listed
       in debian/control, if dh_installdocs is acting on that package. Note
       that debian/TODO will be installed named TODO.Debian, if the package is
       not a debian native package. Also note that README.debian is installed
       as README.Debian, for consistency. Note that debian/package.README.Debian
 and debian/package.TODO can be used to specify files
       for subpackages.

       Files named debian/package.docs can list other files to be installed.

       This program will automatically generate postinst and prerm commands to
       maintain a compatibility symlink, /usr/doc/package, to the documentation
 in /usr/share/doc/package. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation
       of how this works.

       Files named debian/package.doc-base, will be installed as doc-base control
 files, and will make this program automatically generate the
       postinst and prerm commands needed to interface with the doc-base package.
 Note that the doc-id will be determined from the "Document:" entry
       in the doc-base control file in question.

       If your package needs to register more than one document, you need multiple
 files. To accomplish this, you can use files named debian/package.doc-base.*

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       -A, --all
	   Install all files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages
 acted on.

       -n, --noscripts
	   Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
	   Exclude files that contain "item" anywhere in their filename from
	   being installed.

       file ...
	   Install these files as documentation into the first package acted
	   on. (Or in all packages if -A is specified).

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Note that dh_installdocs will happily copy entire directory hierarchies
       if you ask it to (similar to cp -a). If it is asked to install a directory,
 it will install the complete contents of the directory.

       Note that this command is not idempotent. "dh_clean -k" should be
       called between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause
       multiple instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

3rd Berkeley Distribution	  2002-02-28		     DH_INSTALLDOCS(1)
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