Section: Debhelper (1)
dh_auto_install - automatically runs make install or similar
[build system options
] [debhelper options
] [-- params
is a debhelper program that tries to automatically install
built files. It does so by running the appropriate command for the build
system it detects the package uses. For example, if there's a Makefile
it contains a install
target, then this is done by running make
if the environment variable is set). If there is a setup.py
it is used. Note that the Ant build system does not support installation,
will not install files built using Ant.
Unless --destdir option is specified, the files are installed into
debian/package/ if there is only one binary package. In the multiple binary
package case, the files are instead installed into debian/tmp/, and should be
moved from there to the appropriate package build directory using
DESTDIR is used to tell make where to install the files.
If the Makefile was generated by MakeMaker from a Makefile.PL, it will
automatically set PREFIX=/usr too, since such Makefiles need that.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't work, or
tries to use the wrong install target, you're encouraged to skip using
dh_auto_install at all, and just run make install manually.
See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS
" in debhelper
(7) for a list of common build
system selection and control options.
Install files into the specified directory. If this option is not specified,
destination directory is determined automatically as described in the
- -- params
Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that
dh_auto_install usually passes.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org