Provided by: debhelper_6.0.4ubuntu1_all bug

NAME

       dh_installman - install man pages into package build directories

SYNOPSIS

       dh_installman [debhelper options] [manpage ...]

DESCRIPTION

       dh_installman is a debhelper program that handles installing man pages
       into the correct locations in package build directories. You tell it
       what man pages go in your packages, and it figures out where to install
       them based on the section field in their .TH line. If you have a
       properly formatted .TH line, your man page will be installed into the
       right directory, with the right name (this includes proper handling of
       pages with a subsection, like "3perl", which are placed in man3, and
       given an extension of ".3perl"). If your .TH line is incorrect or
       missing, the program may guess wrong based on the file extension.

       It also supports translated man pages, by looking for extensions like
       .ll.8 and .ll_LL.8, or by use of the --language switch.

       If dh_installman seems to install a man page into the wrong section or
       with the wrong extension, this is because the man page has the wrong
       section listed in its .TH line. Edit the man page and correct the
       section, and dh_installman will follow suit.  See man(7) for details
       about the .TH section. If dh_installman seems to install a man page
       into a directory like /usr/share/man/pl/man1/, that is because your
       program has a name like "foo.pl", and dh_installman assumes that means
       it is translated into Polish. Use --language=C to avoid this.

       Any man page filenames specified as parameters will be installed into
       the first package dh_installman is told to act on. By default, this is
       the first binary package in debian/control, but if you use -p, -i, or
       -a flags, it will be the first package specified by those flags.

       Files named debian/package.manpages can list other man pages to be
       installed.

       After the man page installation step, dh_installman will check to see
       if any of the man pages in the temporary directories of any of the
       packages it is acting on contain ".so" links. If so, it changes them to
       symlinks.

OPTIONS

       -A, --all
           Install all files specified by command line parameters in ALL
           packages acted on.

       --language=ll
           Use this to specify that the man pages being acted on are written
           in the specified language.

       manpage ...
           Install these man pages into the first package acted on. (Or in all
           packages if -A is specified).

NOTES

       An older version of this program, dh_installmanpages(1), is still used
       by some packages, and so is still included in debhelper.  It is,
       however, deprecated, due to its counterintuitive and inconsistent
       interface. Use this program instead.

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>