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       installdeb-wordlist - debhelper-like utility for maintainers of wordlist Debian packages


        installdeb-wordlist [debhelper options] [options]


       installdeb-wordlist is a debhelper like program that is responsible for installing
       appropriate debconf config and templates files and debhelper snippets in a wordlist
       package, according to the Debian Spell Dictionaries and Tools Policy.

       For more details, see

       The actions executed by installdeb-wordlist are the following:

       ·   Maintainer Scripts

           installdeb-wordlist installs the necessary scraps of code in the postinst and postrm

       ·   Language info file

           installdeb-wordlist also checks a file containing wordlist information, called
           debian/info-wordlist or debian/  If this file is successfully
           parsed, it is installed in the /var/lib/dictionaries-common/wordlist directory.

       ·   Substvars substitutions

           This script will populate a substvars file, so Depends line in control file can
           contain ${wordlist:Depends} to automatically care for dictionaries-common

           This requires "Build-Depends" on at least dictionaries-common-dev 1.23.0 and is highly

       ·   Debconf files

           o templates and config files
               installdeb-wordlist installs the Policy compliant Debconf files from the
               information contained in the info-wordlist file.  These files are created as
               debian/config (or debian/package.config) and debian/templates (or
               debian/package.templates).  No intervention is needed here, since installdeb-
               wordlist will make a call to dh_installdebconf(1).

               If the package needs to have special code in the config file, the maintainer
               should supply files called debian/ (or debian/ In the
      file, the string "#DEBHELPER#" must appear alone in one line and start
               at the first column.  installdeb-wordlist will replace that token with the
               necessary Policy compliant code (this works with is either a Bourne
               shell or Perl script).

               If the package needs to define its own questions via the templates file the
               maintainer should either supply files debian/po-master.templates (or
               debian/package.po-master.templates) together with the appropriate po files if the
               package handles template localization through po-debconf, or debian/
               (or debian/ otherwise.  See the po-debconf(7) manual page for
               more details and remember that the master templates name is now different.

               The templates defined in the or po-master.templates files are merged
               into the Policy compliant templates by installdeb-wordlist and a call to
               dh_installdebconf(1) is internally done.

           o The elanguages template field
               This field is useful if you want to override the debconf languages string with
               something different (since the master string remains the same, this will not
               trigger a new debconf call) or if you really think that the languages string
               should be internationalized for your package. Note that for most packages the poor
               man default localization should be enough, and translators should have another

               installdeb-wordlist default behavior is not adding an "elanguages" field to the
               templates file. If you want it added you have to call the script with the explicit
               --write-elanguages option.

               This field will be added with value taken from the "Elanguage" entry in the info
               file if present, or after the "Language" value otherwise. Note that this is useful
               only if:

               - You want to fix a buggy entry
                   In this case just fill the "Elanguage" field in the info file with the new
                   value. This will be shown at the debconf prompt.

               - You want to fully internationalize your entries
                   In this case some black magic is needed at first time for smooth use,

                   (a) Run installdeb-{ispell,wordlist} --no-installdebconf --write-elanguages
                   for every package whose string should be internationalized. Edit the created
                   .templates files and remove the leading underscores in the elanguages entry if
                   (b) Run debconf-gettextize templates_to_be_internationalized. Check that all
                   the desired .templates files are in debian/po/ and remove old
                   .config and .templates files.
                   (c) Run again installdeb-{ispell,wordlist} --no-installdebconf
                   --write-elanguages and debconf-updatepo (no edit here) to remove references to
                   non-translatable strings. Check that the desired strings are in the po master
                   file (debian/po/templates.pot) and remove .config and .templates files. You
                   are done. If the master "Elanguages" string is changed, repeat (c) afterward.


       The usual dephelper(1) options are accepted. Options below are specific to installdeb-

           Do not run dh_installdebconf nor remove templates and config file.

           Do not install {pre,post}{inst,rm} snippets.

           Create the elanguages stuff.

           Show some extra info.


       This program is not part of debhelper, although it is intended to be used in wordlist
       packages using debhelper in its building.


       debhelper(1), dictionaries-common.checklist, dsdt-policy.txt

       This program is part of the dictionaries-common-dev package. It is intended to be used by
       maintainers of wordlist packages for Debian. See the documentation under


       Rafael Laboissiere, Agustin Martin