dh_installmanpages(1) — Linux manual page


DH_INSTALLMANPAGES(1)           Debhelper          DH_INSTALLMANPAGES(1)

NAME         top

       dh_installmanpages - old-style man page installer (deprecated)

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_installmanpages [debhelper options] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_installmanpages 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_installman(1) instead.

       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.

OPTIONS         top

       file ...
           Do not install these files as man pages, even if they look
           like valid man pages.

BUGS         top

       dh_installmanpages will install the man pages it finds into all
       packages 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 to work 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.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

COLOPHON         top

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