Section: Debhelper (1)
dh_installexamples - install example files into package build directories
is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing examples into usr/share/doc/package/examples
From debhelper compatibility level 11 on, dh_install will fall back to
looking in debian/tmp for files, if it does not find them in the current
directory (or wherever you've told it to look using --sourcedir).
Lists example files or directories to be installed.
- -A, --all
Install any files specified by command line parameters in ALL packages
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.
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
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from
- file ...
Install these files (or directories) as examples into the first package
acted on. (Or into all packages if -A is specified.)
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.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com