dh_installdirs man page

dh_installdirs — create subdirectories in package build directories

Synopsis

dh_installdirs [debhelper options] [-A] [--sourcedir=dir] [--create-in-sourcedir] [dir ...]

Description

dh_installdirs is a debhelper program that is responsible for creating subdirectories in package build directories.

Many packages can get away with omitting the call to dh_installdirs completely.  Notably, other dh_* commands are expected to create directories as needed.

Files

debian/package.dirs

Lists directories to be created in package.

Generally, there is no need to list directories created by the upstream build system or directories needed by other debhelper commands.

Options

-A, --all

Create any directories specified by command line parameters in ALL packages acted on, not just the first.

--create-in-sourcedir, --no-create-in-sourcedir

Whether to create the specified directories in the source directory (usually debian/tmp) in addition to in the package build directory (usually debian/package).

The default is --no-create-in-sourcedir.

--sourcedir=dir

Consider dir the source directory for the packages acted on instead of the default (which is usually debian/tmp).

Please note that this option is dependent on the --create-in-sourcedir option (when --no-create-in-sourcedir is in effect, this option does nothing in dh_installdirs).

dir ...

Create these directories in the package build directory of the first package acted on. (Or in all packages if -A is specified.)

See Also

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

Author

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

Referenced By

debhelper(7).

2018-09-14 11.4 Debhelper