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DH_AUTO_INSTALL(1)                Debhelper               DH_AUTO_INSTALL(1)

NAME         top

       dh_auto_install - automatically runs make install or similar

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_auto_install [build system options] [debhelper options]
       [-- params]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_auto_install 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 and it contains a install target, then this is
       done by running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is set).
       If there is a setup.py or Build.PL, it is used. Note that the Ant
       build system does not support installation, so dh_auto_install 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 dh_install(1).

       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.

OPTIONS         top

       See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS" in debhelper(7) for a list of common build
       system selection and control options.

       --destdir=directory
           Install files into the specified directory. If this option is not
           specified, destination directory is determined automatically as
           described in the "DESCRIPTION" section.

       -- params
           Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that
           dh_auto_install usually passes.

SEE ALSO         top

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

COLOPHON         top

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