dh_perl(1) — Linux manual page

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NAME         top

       dh_perl - calculates Perl dependencies and cleans up after
       MakeMaker

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_perl [debhelper options] [-d] [library dirs ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_perl is a debhelper program that is responsible for generating
       the ${perl:Depends} substitutions and adding them to substvars
       files.

       The program will look at Perl scripts and modules in your
       package, and will use this information to generate a dependency
       on perl or perlapi. The dependency will be substituted into your
       package's control file wherever you place the token
       ${perl:Depends}.

       dh_perl also cleans up empty directories that MakeMaker can
       generate when installing Perl modules.

OPTIONS         top

       -d  In some specific cases you may want to depend on perl-base
           rather than the full perl package. If so, you can pass the -d
           option to make dh_perl generate a dependency on the correct
           base package. This is only necessary for some packages that
           are included in the base system.

           Note that this flag may cause no dependency on perl-base to
           be generated at all. perl-base is Essential, so its
           dependency can be left out, unless a versioned dependency is
           needed.

       -V  By default, scripts and architecture independent modules
           don't depend on any specific version of perl. The -V option
           causes the current version of the perl (or perl-base with -d)
           package to be specified.

       library dirs
           If your package installs Perl modules in non-standard
           directories, you can make dh_perl check those directories by
           passing their names on the command line. It will only check
           the vendorlib and vendorarch directories by default.

CONFORMS TO         top

       Debian policy, version 3.8.3

       Perl policy, version 1.20

SEE ALSO         top

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Brendan O'Dea <bod@debian.org>

COLOPHON         top

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