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       dh_sphinxdoc - helps with packaging Sphinx-generated documentation


       dh_sphinxdoc [debhelper options] [-Xitem] [directory...]


       dh_sphinxdoc is a debhelper program that prepares Sphinx-generated documentation for
       inclusion in a Debian package. More specifically:

       ·   It checks if all the files referenced by searchindex.js exist.

       ·   It replaces known *.js files with symlinks to /usr/share/javascript/sphinxdoc/ and
           generates ${sphinxdoc:Depends} substitution variable.

       ·   If the Sphinx RTD theme is used, it replaces known files from this theme with symlinks
           to /usr/share/sphinx_rtd_theme/, and adds sphinx-rtd-theme-common to

       ·   It provides a ${sphinxdoc:Built-Using} substitution variable, for tracking files which
           could not be symlinked. Examples of such files are *.js and *.css files that are
           generated from corresponding *.js_t and *.css_t templates, and can vary depending on
           the used theme options (for instance, basic.css file is generated from basic.css_t and
           is included in almost every Sphinx-generated documentation). Currently, this variable
           will contain sphinx and, if the default theme is used, alabaster, with their versions
           (other themes are not supported).

       ·   It removes the .doctrees directory.

       ·   It removes the .buildinfo file.

       ·   It removes the websupport.js file.

       Note that dh_sphinxdoc does not build the documentation, it only performs the above
       operations when the documentation is already installed into the package build path. To
       build the docs, please use sphinx-build(1) command or python3 -m sphinx syntax.

       You can pass --with sphinxdoc to dh(1) to make it automatically call dh_sphinxdoc after


           By default, dh_sphinxdoc scans your package looking for directories looking like they
           contain Sphinx-generated documentation. However, if you explicitly provide one or more
           directories, only they will be processed. If documentation is not found at directory,
           an error is raised.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being symlinked,
           removed or checked for existence.


       Symlinking translations.js and non-English searchtools.js is not supported.


       debhelper(7), dh(1).

       This program is meant to be used together with debhelper.


       Jakub Wilk <>

                                            2018-09-06                            DH_SPHINXDOC(1)