Re: help with splint
On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 09:27:44AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i'm trying to package splint, which uses automake/autoconf.
> the main problem is that when i install the packages, it puts all the
> files that should go in /usr/local/splint/share into /share. :(
> the packager's maintenance guide says that you don't have to hack
> makefiles for programs that use autoconf/automake because dh_make does
> it for you, so i really haven't monkeyed with install directories.
> perhaps i'm doing something wrong. are there any gotchas for
> automake/autoconf that people may suggest?
The "gotcha" is actually a bug in dh_make, as discussed here just two
See also http://bugs.debian.org/97811 for a couple of work-arounds.
Using DESTDIR is slightly superior, IMHO.
> also, for applications that install their man page via autoconf/make
> makefiles, do i still need to use dh_installman to install man pages?
No. However, you usually need to specify --mandir=/usr/share/man on
the configure invocation.
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