DH_INSTALLMANPAGES(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLMANPAGES(1)
dh_installmanpages - old-style man page installer (deprecated)
dh_installmanpages [debhelperoptions] [file...]
dh_installmanpages is a debhelper program that is responsible for
automatically installing man pages into usr/share/man/ in package build
This is a DWIM-style program, with an interface unlike the rest of
debhelper. It is deprecated, and you are encouraged to use
dh_installmanpages scans the current directory and all subdirectories
for filenames that look like man pages. (Note that only real files are
looked at; symlinks are ignored.) It uses file(1) to verify that the
files are in the correct format. Then, based on the files' extensions,
it installs them into the correct man directory.
All filenames specified as parameters will be skipped by
dh_installmanpages. This is useful if by default it installs some man
pages that you do not want to be installed.
After the man page installation step, dh_installmanpages will check to
see if any of the man pages are .so links. If so, it changes them to
Do not install these files as man pages, even if they look like
valid man pages.
dh_installmanpages will install the man pages it finds into all
packages you tell it to act on, since it can't tell what package the
man pages belong in. This is almost never what you really want (use -p
to work around this, or use the much better dh_installman(1) program
Files ending in .man will be ignored.
Files specified as parameters that contain spaces in their filenames
will not be processed properly.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
12 2018-12-24 DH_INSTALLMANPAGES(1)