Re: Is dh_install doesn't rm the files?
Joey Hess <email@example.com> writes:
> Shaul Karl wrote:
> > According to the dh_movefiles man page,
> > dh_install is a much better program that can do everything this
> > one can, and more'.
> > Yet with dh_install I was only able to cp -a files without the addition
> > of rm them out of their current place.
> > What am I missing?
> Well ok, it can do everything dh_movefiles can do except for deleting
> the files it moves. The only time I can see that you'd want to do that
> is if you want to make sure you move _everything_. I already have a
> wishlist bug to that effect, I think; I've not decided how I want to
> deal with it yet.
The "move" is really useful if you maintain a source package with
multiple binary package where the upstream author constantly adds new files.
# Check if all files have moved out
if [ `find $(BUILD) -not -type d | wc -l` -ne 0 ]; then find $(BUILD) -not -type d; echo "File(s) found not belonging to any package, please contact maintainer"; exit 1; fi
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