Provided by: debhelper_11.1.6ubuntu1_all bug


       dh_missing - check for missing files


       dh_missing [-Xitem] [--sourcedir=dir] [debhelperĀ options]


       dh_missing compares the list of installed files 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 (--list-missing) or fail (--fail-missing).  Please note
       that without either of these options, dh_missing will silently do nothing.

       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.

       Remember to test different kinds of builds (dpkg-buildpackage -A/-B/...) as you may
       experience varying results when only a subset of the packages are built.


           List the files that are deliberately not installed in any binary package.  Paths
           listed in this file are ignored by dh_missing.  However, it is not a method to exclude
           files from being installed by any of the debhelper tool.  If you want a tool to not
           install a given file, please use its --exclude option (where available).

           dh_missing will expand wildcards in this file (since debhelper 11.1).  Wildcards
           without matches will be ignored.


           Warn on stderr about source files not installed to somewhere.

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

           This is the default in compat 12 and later.

           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.



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Michael Stapelberg <>