Re: [Q:] Which tool creates the DEBIAN subdirectory
Am Montag, 13. März 2006 11:04 schrieb Bas Wijnen:
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 10:21:35AM +0100, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > Am Montag, 13. M?rz 2006 02:28 schrieb Joe Smith:
> > > "Rainer Dorsch" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org">news:email@example.com...
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I tried to package cpuinfo but it seems that the files in debian/tmp
> > > > did not make it into the .deb file:
> > >
> > > debian/tmp is only used if debian/compat does not exist or contains
> > > '1'. My guess is that your package has some other value in
> > > debian/compat. If that is the case, install to to debian/<package>
> > > (replacing package with the name of the binary package) instead of
> > > debian/tmp.
> When using debhelper, dh_install will do that for you sortof automatically.
> If you have defined a binary package foo in debian/control, and there is a
> file debian/foo.install, then putting this in dh_install:
I did not have a debian/foo.install. I am wondering, if I need to all all
files manually in debian/foo.install... So I would put the files in
debian/tmp (using the DESTDIR variable in the makefile) and the copy it from
debian/tmp to debian/foo by listing all files in debian/foo.install and
running dh_install? Installing directly into debian/foo looks like a shortcut
to me and listing all files in debian/foo.install looks like tedious work to
me, but maybe I miss something...
> will install that file to the same path, minus "debian/tmp/", if it is at
> the start, in debian/foo. Of course there's nothing against doing that by
Hmm... what you do mean with if it is at the start, the start of what?
> hand, but I like this approach, so I think it's good that it is mentioned.
> In fact, your build must have warned you about all the files in debian/tmp,
> because you use the --list-missing option.
Yes, it did warn...
> For more details, see the dh_install manpage.
> > That was a hit, many thanks. debian/compat contained 4, installing to
> > debian/cpuinfo solved the problem.
> > Is there documentation on debian/compat? Apparently dh_make generated
> > this file...
> It's the compatibility level used by debhelper. In general, it's a good
> idea to use the latest version (which is currently 5) or at least the
> version in stable (which is currently 4). Older versions are less
> featureful, and since few people use them they may not actually work as
> they should. :-) See the debhelper manpage for details.
I am experimenting on sarge right now...so 4 seems to be right for me.