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Install files with debhelper or make install?


Colin Watson announced in dda that dh_installman automatically converts
manual pages to UTF‐8 encoding. [1] Installing the manual pages with the
upstream make install doesn't profit from this. I came to the question if
it is generally better to install all files with debhelper. But than I
might miss some files on new releases they upstream installs with his
install target. Is it better to use make install to install everything in
debian/tmp and use debhelper to copy the files into the package? What way
do you use?

Regards, Jörg.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2008/02/msg00005.html
Die am Lautesten reden, haben stets am wenigsten zu sagen.

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