dh_installexamples man page

dh_installexamples — install example files into package build directories

Synopsis

dh_installexamples [debhelper options] [-A] [-Xitem] [file ...]

Description

dh_installexamples is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing examples into usr/share/doc/package/examples in package build directories.

Files

debian/package.examples

Lists example files or directories to be installed.

Options

-A, --all

Install any files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages acted on.

--sourcedir=dir

Look in the specified directory for files to be installed.  This option requires compat 11 or later (it is silently ignored in compat 10 or earlier).

Note that this is not the same as the --sourcedirectory option used by the dh_auto_* commands. You rarely need to use this option, since dh_installexamples automatically looks for files in debian/tmp in debhelper compatibility level 11 and above.

--doc-main-package=main-package

Set the main package for a documentation package.  This is used to install the documentation of the documentation package in /usr/share/doc/main-package as recommended by the Debian policy manual 3.9.7 in §12.3.

In compat 11 (or later), this option is only useful if debhelper's auto-detection of the main package is wrong.  The option can also be used to silence a warning from debhelper when the auto-detection fails but the default happens to be correct.

This option cannot be used when dh_installexamples is instructed to act on multiple packages.  If you need this option, you will generally need to combine it with -p to ensure exactly one package is acted on.

-Xitem, --exclude=item

Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being installed.

file ...

Install these files (or directories) as examples into the first package acted on. (Or into all packages if -A is specified.)

Notes

Note that dh_installexamples 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.

See Also

debhelper(7)

This program is a part of debhelper.

Author

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

Referenced By

debhelper(7).

2017-09-17 10.9 Debhelper