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       dh_germinate_metapackage - create metapackages based on seeds


       dh_germinate_metapackage [debhelper options]


       dh_germinate_metapackage is a debhelper program that generates ${germinate:Depends}
       substitutions and adds them to substvars files.

       The program will read the "metapackage-map" file that should have been created by a
       previous run of "germinate-update-metapackage" for your package, and for each seed listed
       there it will generate dependencies and recommendations based on the previous results of
       "germinate-update-metapackage". Dependencies will be substituted into your package's
       control file wherever you place the token "${germinate:Depends}", and similarly
       recommendations will be substituted wherever you place the token

       You must run "germinate-update-metapackage" before building the source package. Normally,
       source packages that use this program will include an "update" script that will call it
       with appropriate arguments.


       dh_germinate_metapackage is usually called indirectly in a rules file via the dh command.

                       dh --with germinate $@

       You must build-depend on at least debhelper (>= 7.0.8) to use this form, and in any case
       you must build-depend on at least germinate (>= 1.18) to use this program at all.

       It can also be called directly at any time before "dh_installdeb".



       debhelper(7), germinate-update-metapackage(1)

       This program is a part of germinate.


       Colin Watson <>

       Copyright (C) 2009 Canonical Ltd., licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or later.