dh_usrlocal(1)



DH_USRLOCAL(1)                     Debhelper                    DH_USRLOCAL(1)

NAME
       dh_usrlocal - migrate usr/local directories to maintainer scripts

SYNOPSIS
       dh_usrlocal [debhelperoptions] [-n]

DESCRIPTION
       dh_usrlocal is a debhelper program that can be used for building
       packages that will provide a subdirectory in /usr/local when installed.

       It finds subdirectories of usr/local in the package build directory,
       and removes them, replacing them with maintainer script snippets
       (unless -n is used) to create the directories at install time, and
       remove them when the package is removed, in a manner compliant with
       Debian policy. These snippets are inserted into the maintainer scripts
       by dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of debhelper
       maintainer script snippets.

       When the DEB_RULES_REQUIRES_ROOT environment variable is not
       (effectively) binary-targets, the directories in /usr/local will be
       handled as if they were owned by root:root (see below).

       When the DEB_RULES_REQUIRES_ROOT environment variable has an effective
       value of binary-targets, the owners, groups and permissions will be
       preserved with the sole exception where the directory is owned by
       root:root.

       If a directory is owned by root:root, then ownership will be determined
       at install time.  The ownership and permission bits will either be
       root:root mode 0755 or root:staff mode 02775.  The actual choice
       depends on whether the system has /etc/staff-group-for-usr-local (as
       documented in the Debian Policy Manual S9.1.2 since version 4.1.4)

OPTIONS
       -n, --no-scripts
           Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.

NOTES
       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
       between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
       instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.

CONFORMS TO
       Debian policy, version 2.2

SEE ALSO
       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR
       Andrew Stribblehill <ads@debian.org>

11.3.5                            2018-06-30                    DH_USRLOCAL(1)

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