Antony Gelberg wrote: > Hi all, > > I've got a Perl app which I'm trying to package up, generically, and for > Debian at the same time. I've been in #d-p a bit and had good help, but > it's quiet ATM so I thought I'd write here. > > My package is nearly ready, except: > dpkg-deb: conffile `etc/myprogrc' does not appear in package > > This is fair comment as I don't handle installation of said file in > Makefile.PL. I'm trying to use MakeMaker rather than dh_install, to > make the package more generic. Is there a directive I can include in > Makefile.PL to get this file installed to the right place? If not, do I > have to put a directive in debian/myprog.install? What's the best way > to do this? You could try using Module::Build instead of MakeMaker. It supports installing additional files. For example, look at this package of mine, which can be installed "manually" via Module::Build but also has debian/ infrastructure: http://www.bitshapers.com/thingy http://dev.bitshapers.com/source/thingy/trunk/ http://dev.bitshapers.com/source/thingy/trunk/Build.PL?view=auto (I could have suggested other packages that actually are in the Debian archive, such as courier-filter-perl, but thingy is the one with the most comprehensive Build.PL I can offer.) Julian.
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