Re: installing manpages from the debian/ directory
On 26/02/2011 14:46, Lars Buitinck wrote:
> If I put the manpages in
> debian/manpages and fill in debian/dbxml-util.manpages as
Let package-ver/ be the root of your package (the directory containing
debian/). If you put the above lines in dbxml-util.manpages then the
directory containing the manpages must be package-ver/manpages/.
(Hence, the listing is relative to the top-level directory).
> do I need to call
> dh_installman from debian/rules?
If you use the default rules generated by dh_make (something like this)
then it will call dh_installman for you. Otherwise if you use a custom
rules file, you may need to explicitly call dh_installman.
Anyway, in this cases you may find useful to see how others have solved
your problem. Try downloading a source package, most of them include a
man page, and see how they are installed:
apt-get source anypackage