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NAME

       dh_install - install files into package build directories

SYNOPSIS

       dh_install [-Xitem] [--autodest] [--sourcedir=dir] [debhelper options] [file ... dest]

DESCRIPTION

       dh_install is a debhelper program that handles installing files into package build
       directories. There are many dh_install* commands that handle installing specific types of
       files such as documentation, examples, man pages, and so on, and they should be used when
       possible as they often have extra intelligence for those particular tasks. dh_install,
       then, is useful for installing everything else, for which no particular intelligence is
       needed. It is a replacement for the old dh_movefiles command.

       This program may be used in one of two ways. If you just have a file or two that the
       upstream Makefile does not install for you, you can run dh_install on them to move them
       into place. On the other hand, maybe you have a large package that builds multiple binary
       packages. You can use the upstream Makefile to install it all into debian/tmp, and then
       use dh_install to copy directories and files from there into the proper package build
       directories.

       From debhelper compatibility level 7 on, dh_install will fall back to looking in
       debian/tmp for files, if it doesn't find them in the current directory (or whereever
       you've told it to look using --sourcedir).

FILES

       debian/package.install
           List the files to install into each package and the directory they should be installed
           to. The format is a set of lines, where each line lists a file or files to install,
           and at the end of the line tells the directory it should be installed in. The name of
           the files (or directories) to install should be given relative to the current
           directory, while the installation directory is given relative to the package build
           directory. You may use wildcards in the names of the files to install (in v3 mode and
           above).

OPTIONS

       --list-missing
           This option makes dh_install keep track of the files it installs, and then at the end,
           compare that list 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.

           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.

           Note that files that are excluded from being moved via the -X option are not warned
           about.

       --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.

       -Xitem, --exclude=item
           Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their filename from being installed.

       --sourcedir=dir
           Look in the specified directory for files to be installed.

           Note that this is not the same as the --sourcedirectory option used by the dh_auto_*
           commands. You rarely need to use this option, since dh_install automatically looks for
           files in debian/tmp in debhelper compatibility level 7 and above.

       --autodest
           Guess as the destination directory to install things to. If this is specified, you
           should not list destination directories in debian/package.install files or on the
           command line. Instead, dh_install will guess as follows:

           Strip off debian/tmp (or the sourcedir if one is given) from the front of the
           filename, if it is present, and install into the dirname of the filename. So if the
           filename is debian/tmp/usr/bin, then that directory will be copied to
           debian/package/usr/. If the filename is debian/tmp/etc/passwd, it will be copied to
           debian/package/etc/.

           Note that if you list exactly one filename or wildcard-pattern on a line by itself in
           a debian/package.install file, with no explicit destination, then dh_install will
           automatically guess the destination even if this flag is not set.

       file ... dest
           Lists files (or directories) to install and where to install them to.  The files will
           be installed into the first package dh_install acts on.

LIMITATIONS

       dh_install cannot rename files or directories, it can only install them with the names
       they already have into wherever you want in the package build tree.

SEE ALSO

       debhelper(7)

       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR

       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>