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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_installman - install man pages into package build directories

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_installman [debhelper options] [manpage ...]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       dh_installman is a debhelper program that handles installing man pages
       into the correct locations in package build directories. You tell it
       what man pages go in your packages, and it figures out where to install
       them based on the section field in their .TH line and their filename
       extension. It also supports translated man pages, by looking for extensions
 like .ll.8 and .ll_LL.8

       If dh_installman seems to install a man page into the wrong section or
       with the wrong extension, this is because the man page has the wrong
       section listed in its .TH line. Edit the man page and correct the section,
 and dh_installman will follow suit.  See to man(7) for details
       about the .TH section.  If dh_installman seems to install a man page
       into a directory like /usr/share/man/pl/man1/, that is because your
       program has a name like "foo.pl", and dh_installman assumes that means
       it is translated into Polish. There is currently no support for resolving
 this ambiguity; programs in debian should proably not have extensions
 like that anyway.

       Any man page filenames specified as parameters will be installed into
       the first package dh_installman 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.

       Files named debian/package.manpages can list other man pages to be

       After the man page installation step, dh_installman will check to see
       if any of the man pages in the temporary directories of any of the
       packages it is acting on contain ".so" links. If so, it changes them to

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

       manpage ...
	   Install these man pages into the first package acted on. (Or in all
	   packages if -A is specified).

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       An older version of this program, dh_installmanpages(1), is still used
       by some packages, and so is still included in debhelper.  It is, however,
 deprecated, due to its counterintuitive and inconsistent interface.
 Use this program instead.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

3rd Berkeley Distribution	  2002-04-13		      DH_INSTALLMAN(1)
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