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NAME         top

       dh_installemacsen - register an Emacs add on package

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_installemacsen [debhelper options] [-n] [--priority=n]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_installemacsen is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       installing files used by the Debian emacsen-common package into
       package build directories.

       It also automatically generates the preinst postinst and prerm
       commands needed to register a package as an Emacs add on package. The
       commands are added to the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb. See
       dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of how this works.

FILES         top

           Installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/compat/package in
           the package build directory.

           Installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/package in
           the package build directory.

           Installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/remove/package in
           the package build directory.

           Installed into etc/emacs/site-start.d/50package.el in the package
           build directory. Use --priority to use a different priority than

OPTIONS         top

       -n, --no-scripts
           Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.

           Sets the priority number of a site-start.d file. Default is 50.

           Sets the flavor a site-start.d file will be installed in. Default
           is emacs, alternatives include xemacs and emacs20.

NOTES         top

       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
       between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
       instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

SEE ALSO         top

       debhelper(7) "usr/share/doc/emacsen-common/debian-emacs-policy.gz"

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <>

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