Section: Debhelper (1)
dh_installmanpages - old-style man page installer (deprecated)
is a debhelper program that is responsible for
automatically installing man pages into usr/share/man/
in package build directories.
This is a DWIM-style program, with an interface unlike the rest of
debhelper. It is deprecated, and you are encouraged to use
dh_installmanpages scans the current directory and all subdirectories for
filenames that look like man pages. (Note that only real files are looked
at; symlinks are ignored.) It uses file(1) to verify that the files are
in the correct format. Then, based on the files' extensions, it installs
them into the correct man directory.
All filenames specified as parameters will be skipped by dh_installmanpages.
This is useful if by default it installs some man pages that you do not
want to be installed.
After the man page installation step, dh_installmanpages will check to see
if any of the man pages are .so links. If so, it changes them to symlinks.
- file ...
Do not install these files as man pages, even if they look like valid man
will install the man pages it finds into all
you tell it to act on, since it can't tell what package the man
pages belong in. This is almost never what you really want (use -p
around this, or use the much better dh_installman
(1) program instead).
Files ending in .man will be ignored.
Files specified as parameters that contain spaces in their filenames will
not be processed properly.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com