Provided by: debhelper_12.6.1ubuntu2_all bug

NAME

       dh_missing - check for missing files

SYNOPSIS

       dh_missing [-Xitem] [--sourcedir=dir] [debhelperĀ options]

DESCRIPTION

       dh_missing compares the list of installed files with the files in the source directory. If
       any of the files (and symlinks) in the source directory were not installed to somewhere,
       it will warn on stderr about that (--list-missing) or fail (--fail-missing).

       Please note that in compat 11 and earlier without either of these options, dh_missing will
       silently do nothing.  From compat 12 on, --list-missing is the default.

       This may be useful if you have a large package and want to make sure that you don't miss
       installing newly added files in new upstream releases.

       Remember to test different kinds of builds (dpkg-buildpackage -A/-B/...) as you may
       experience varying results when only a subset of the packages are built.

FILES

       debian/not-installed
           List the files that are deliberately not installed in any binary package.  Paths
           listed in this file are ignored by dh_missing.  However, it is not a method to exclude
           files from being installed by any of the debhelper tool.  If you want a tool to not
           install a given file, please use its --exclude option (where available).

           dh_missing will expand wildcards in this file (since debhelper 11.1).  Wildcards
           without matches will be ignored.

OPTIONS

       --list-missing
           Warn on stderr about source files not installed to somewhere.

           Note that many dh-tools acting on a path will mark the path as installed even if it
           has been excluded via -X or --exclude.  This is also seen when a dh-tool is acting on
           a directory and exclusion is used to ignore some files in the directory.  In either
           case, this will make dh_missing silently assume the excluded files have been handled.

           This is the default in compat 12 and later.

       --fail-missing
           This option is like --list-missing, except if a file was missed, it will not only list
           the missing files, but also fail with a nonzero exit code.

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

       Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>