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Re: dh_installdocs ignores package.README.Debian

On Sun, 2 May 2004, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:

> On Sun, May 02, 2004 at 05:20:53AM +0000, Faheem Mitha wrote:
> > Dear People,
> >
> > What the subject says. Dh_installdocs does *not* install README.Debian
> > as I desire. Can't figure out what I am doing wrong. The relevant
> > lines in debian/rules are as follows.
> In order to install a README.Debian, you need to have a
> debian/<package>.README, that is, without the Debian, in your debian dir
> (it's already obvious it is Debian-specific because it's in the debian
> dir thus maintainer-supplied).

This is not what the man page says. What is the source of your
information? Unfortunately I don't know perl, so I don't understand the

> Also, this is more like a question for -mentors.

Ok. Thanks for the tip. I'll continue to follow up here for the moment,
but I'll bear that in mind in case I have similar questions later.

> You might want to ponder a wishlist bug against debhelper to also accept
> <package>.README.Debian, but I don't know whether the maintainer will
> want to implement that. If it was inadequate (I didn't check, but I
> assume it was, because you already looked at it, I assume?) you might
> want to file a wishlist to improve dh_installdocs(1).

The man page seems perfectly clear, though like all its ilk it could
benefit by a) a little more verbosity b) the odd example. Man pages don't
seem to do examples, though. The problem is that I don't see the behaviour
it describes.


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