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Re: debian/rules: create folder into deb

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 05:35:50PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 11:26:30PM +0200, nidr wrote:
> > Perhaps you guys have seen some of my other threads over at debian-boot.
> > They are all related to tasksel, as am trying to add my own tasks for
> > personally use. Am grateful for all the help I have got with tasksel so far.
> > But there is still something I do not understand:
> > 
> > You see I've been trying to make my own deb out of the tasksel 2.24 source.
> > So I've managed to build a working deb with the dpkg-buildpackage command,
> > but later I found out that I needed to do some more modifications:
> > When I run the dpkg-buildpackage command, the system make this folder
> > ./debian/tasksel/usr/lib/tasksel/packages
> > But this folder has no items inside. So I want to add my package-list item
> > into this folder, so my owm packages list is there, "inside" the deb. How
> > can I make so the dpkg-buildpackage will move my list program to that
> > folder?
> > I've tried to read some documention about debian/rules, but still I can't
> > manage to do what I want to. Hope someone could help me here.
> > 
> debian/rules is just a Makefile.  Of you understand Makefile syntax,
> that is all you need. Basically, you can place your file somewhere in
> the debian/ directory.  Then after the call to dh_installdirs (I think)
> you can use a simple mv command to move your file to the desired
> destination.
> -Roberto

... or, while you're using debhelper, use dh_install - although
you won't gain any flexibility compared with a manual mv/cp.



Jan C. Nordholz
<jckn At gmx net>

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