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Re: Confused by <foo>.dirs, <foo>.install etc

On 2009-05-24, Jack Kelly <endgame.dos@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones@redhat.com> wrote:
>> I have a problem building a library, starting with a dh_make template.
>> The basic problem seems to boil down to files don't get moved from
>> DESTDIR (debian/tmp) into the actual packages, so the final *.deb
>> packages are empty.
>> It seems like the <foo>.dirs and <foo>.install files in debian/ are
>> something to do with this process.  However I cannot find where in
>> Debian policy these are documented ...
> My suggestion: If CDBS supports your package's build system, use it.
> http://build-common.alioth.debian.org/cdbs-doc.html . It calls all the

Please do not suggest debian/rules obfuscators, wether it is cdbs nor
dh(1), to newcomers wanting to learn packaging.


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