Provided by: dh-exec_0.2_amd64
dh-exec-install - Install (and possibly rename) files.
#! /usr/bin/dh-exec debian/default.conf => /etc/my-package/start.conf usr/bin/*
dh-exec-install is a simple program, meant to be used as the interpreter for executable debhelper config files, in particular, for dh_install(1) files. It will refuse to work with any other file: when used as part of dh-exec, it will echo its input back if the input file is not suitable. When ran stand-alone, it will raise an error. The purpose of the program is to extend dh_install(1)'s functionality, by allowing to specify a destination filename. This can be accomplished by a special syntax: the " => " mark between a source and a destination means that the source file should be installed with the specified destination name. For obvious reasons, the source must not be a wildcard, and the destination in this case must be a file, and not a directory. All other non-comment lines are left alone.
Due to the way executable scripts are called from debhelper(1), there is no way to know what options were used for the original dh_install(1). This means, that the --sourcedir option of dh_install(1) will not work correctly when dh-exec-install is in use.
Internally, the renaming happens by creating a temporary directory under debian/tmp/, and copying (or moving, if the source was under debian/tmp/ to begin with) the file there, with the new name. This is done this way to allow dh_install(1) to do the real copying, and allow its options to continue working, even when renaming is involved. The temporary directory is put under debian/tmp so that it will be cleaned by dh_prep(1) when the clean target gets to run. Thus, no extra code is needed anywhere to clean up the renamed files.
DH_EXEC_SCRIPTDIR Indicates which directory the command-specific helpers should be sought for. If not specified, helpers will be searched for in /usr/share/dh-exec/.
$DH_EXEC_SCRIPTDIR/dh-exec-install-* The various helpers for the higher-level program.
debhelper(1), dh-exec(1), dh_install(1)
dh-exec-install is copyright © 2011 by Gergely Nagy <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 2011-12-19 DH-EXEC-INSTALL(1)