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       dh_usrlocal - migrate usr/local directories to maintainer scripts


       dh_usrlocal [debhelperĀ options] [-n]


       dh_usrlocal is a debhelper program that can be used for building packages that will
       provide a subdirectory in /usr/local when installed.

       It finds subdirectories of usr/local in the package build directory, and removes them,
       replacing them with maintainer script snippets (unless -n is used) to create the
       directories at install time, and remove them when the package is removed, in a manner
       compliant with Debian policy. These snippets are inserted into the maintainer scripts by
       dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of debhelper maintainer script

       When the Rules-Requires-Root field is not (effectively) binary-targets, the directories in
       /usr/local will have ownership root:staff and the mode will be 02775.  These values have
       been chosen to comply with the recommendations of the Debian policy for directories in

       When Rules-Requires-Root has an effective value of binary-targets, the owners, groups and
       permissions will be preserved with one exception.  If the directory is owned by root:root,
       then ownership will be reset to root:staff and mode will be reset to 02775. This is
       useful, since that is the group and mode policy recommends for directories in /usr/local.


       -n, --no-scripts
           Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.


       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called between invocations
       of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text to be added
       to maintainer scripts.


       Debian policy, version 2.2



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Andrew Stribblehill <>