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Re: Getting dh_install to do what we need

On Wed, 07 Dec 2011, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> So, to sum it up. Before, you would do in debian/rules: 
>         sed s/@DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH@/${DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH}/ debian/libfoo.install.in > debian/libfoo.install
> Now, you will do in debian/foo.install:
>         #! /bin/sh 
>         sed s/@DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH@/$(dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)/ << EOF
>         …
>         EOF

Although, honestly, you could always do this in debian/rules with 

    debian/libfoo.install.sh > debian/libfoo.install

so besides the breakage generated by extraneously executable
libfoo.install files, not much has changed in terms of obfuscation.
That said, explicitly calling the appropriate script to generate the
install file before the various dh_* bits were engaged is a bit

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