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Re: Proposal: dh_install - a new debhelper

Norbert Nemec wrote:
> My idea: Why not have one additional debhelper "dh_install" that reads a file
> debian/install (or debian/<package>.install if multibinary) that contain all
> the information needed to copy files from the source-tree into the debian/tmp
> tree in a comfortable, debian-style manner? Of would provide everything install
> or cp do, like pattern matching, recursive directories, file modes/owners, on
> the fly gzipping and much more.
> Now, what do you think about this? I already have a worked out some kind of a
> layout which I could shape up to present it here if there is a general
> interest. For implementing the whole thing I would first have to look into
> Perl-scripting (guess that is the way to do it) since I have not used that
> before. Perhaps somebody could help me out on that, too? I don´t think, the
> implementation should be too hard. It´s mainly a thing that needs a clean
> design.

Don't worry about the coding.

If you can come up with a good design, I will code it up. I have considered
adding such a program in the past, but I never could think of a design that
was any simpler than using standard unix tools.

see shy jo, author of debhelper

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