Re: [DH] Planning to remove deprecated commands and compat levels in debhelper
On 14/09/15 11:11, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 09/14/2015 08:38 AM, Niels Thykier wrote:
>> Are you using dh_movefiles here because dh_install does not support wild
>> arguments? Or would dh_install not work for you regardless?
> I didn't check if dh_install supports wild card arguments. I'm using
> dh_movefiles to check if I package every relevant file, so assuming dh_install
> would support the globbing, this still leaves the question how to check for the
> completeness of the packaging. And I'm not going to write 150 .install files
> just to be able to use dh_install --missing.
If you're referring to this pattern in e.g. gcc-5:
DH_COMPAT=2 dh_movefiles -p$(p_cpp) $(files_cpp)
then you can do a very similar thing with dh_install:
dh_install -pmypackage 'usr/share/mypackage/*'
dh_install -pmypackage debian/myscript usr/bin
dh_install --remaining-packages --list-missing
(src:dbus uses this trick, for instance.)