dh_gencontrol(1) — Linux manual page


DH_GENCONTROL(1)                Debhelper               DH_GENCONTROL(1)

NAME         top

       dh_gencontrol - generate and install control file

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_gencontrol [debhelper options] [-- params]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_gencontrol is a debhelper program that is responsible for
       generating control files, and installing them into the DEBIAN
       directory with the proper permissions.

       This program is merely a wrapper around dpkg-gencontrol(1), which
       calls it once for each package being acted on (plus related
       dbgsym packages), and passes in some additional useful flags.

       Note that if you use dh_gencontrol, you must also use
       dh_builddeb(1) to build the packages.  Otherwise, your build may
       fail to build as dh_gencontrol (via dpkg-gencontrol(1)) declares
       which packages are built.  As debhelper automatically generates
       dbgsym packages, it some times adds additional packages, which
       will be built by dh_builddeb(1).

OPTIONS         top

       -- params
           Pass params to dpkg-gencontrol(1).

       -uparams, --dpkg-gencontrol-params=params
           This is another way to pass params to dpkg-gencontrol(1).  It
           is deprecated; use -- instead.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

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