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Re: Making a package with multiple binaries

On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 03:20:23PM +0300, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> In one package (malaga) I finally settled on taking advantage of VPATH:
> I simply configured and built it in different directories for different
> set of options.  I don't remember whether I had to patch upstream build
> system, but if I did, the patch was small in any case.
Very small? I found a 20k diff for 300k source, mostly configuire patches.

But the main difference is, you are not using debhelper at all. I find
debhelper very convenient and would like to continue to use that. However, I
have the same problem, and tried with the hints given here. In some places I
have to force debhelper to do what I want, and I didn't always succeed. Ie
dh_installdocs, dh_installinfo, dh_installchangelogs do not work too well
with source unpacked in subdirs. If I enter the subdir before calling those
debhelper functions, or in the installdocs case, add the subdir name to
debian/docs, things are working a little better, but not yet perfect. 
ATM I am missing the debian changelog in my packages:

Any hints appreciated. Is there a way to pass a subdir to dh_*? Didn't find
it in the docs.

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