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       dh_make - prepare Debian packaging for an original source archive


       dh_make [option]...


       dh_make is a tool to convert a regular source code package into one formatted according to
       the requirements of the Debian  Policy.   dh_make  must  be  invoked  within  a  directory
       containing   the   source   code,   which  must  be  named  <packagename>-<version>.   The
       <packagename> must  be  all  lowercase,  The  <packagename>  and  <version>  must  be  all
       lowercase, digits and dashes. The <version> can also contain digits, and the symbols plus,
       dot, tilde. The <version> must start with a digit.  If the directory name does not conform
       to  this  scheme, you must rename it before using dh_make.  Alternatively, you may be able
       to use the --packagename option to force the package name.

       Classes can be set with the single direct options (such as --s for  single)  or  with  the
       -C,--packageclass option (-C=s for single).

       Single binary (s)
              The package will generate a single binary .deb package. It is the standard case, so
              if you don't know what to do, choose this.

       Arch-Independent (i)
              The package will generate a single package that is arch-independent.

       Library (l)
              The package will generate at least two binaries.  One  library  package  containing
              just  the  lib in /usr/lib and another *-dev_*.deb package containing documentation
              and C headers.

              Unless  --native  was  given,  dh_make  makes  sure  a  original   source   archive
              (<packagename>_<version>.orig.tar.gz)  exists.  The archive can either end with .gz
              or one of the other supported compression extensions such as bz2 or  lzma.   If  no
              such  file  exists,  the  file  specified  with -f is copied in place.  If no -f is
              supplied either but --createorig is, the current directory is created  into  a  new
              archive  ../<packagename>-<version>.orig.tar.gz  The original archive is needed for
              other Debian tools to generate the diffs to the original sources  required  by  the
              Debian  packaging format.  Unless there are reasons against it, this file should be
              the pristine upstream archive.

       Then dh_make proceeds to generate a "debian" subdirectory and the necessary control  files
       in  the  program source directory. Those control files are customized with the packagename
       and version extracted from the directory name.

       dh_make makes several attempts to obtain the username. It first checks for the environment
       variables  $DEBFULLNAME,  $LOGNAME  is  used  to  find a name in the /etc/passwd file, and
       through NIS, YP and LDAP.

       The e-mail address can either be specified with the  -fB--email  option  or  dh_make  will
       attempt  to  find  it.  It  will  first check the environment variables $DEBEMAIL and then
       $EMAIL. If they are not set then dh_make will search an  available  LDAP  directory  using
       ldapsearch(1) using $LOGNAME as the uid to search under.  Finally it will use $LOGNAME and
       /etc/mailname to generate an email address.

       dh_make will also generate  example  files  that  are  also  customized  for  the  package
       generated.  You  can  remove  all  files  with  *.ex  if you wish. You can also delete the
       README.Debian file if you don't have anything to put in it.  Renaming the example files to
       their  name  without the .ex at the end (and editing them if necessary) will activate that
       feature of debhelper.

       If the --templates or -o (--overlay) option is  used  dh_make  will  apply  a  customizing
       template  to  the  "debian" directory. See the templates described in the FILES section of
       this manpage for samples.


       -c, --copyright license
              Use license type in copyright file.  license can be  apache,  artistic,  bsd,  gpl,
              gpl2,  gpl3, isc, lgpl, lgpl2, lgl3, mit or custom.  If this field is not specified
              the copyright file has a space to fill in which sort of license is used. The  field
              is  case-insensitive  so -c GPL works as well as -c gpl. gpl and lgpl will give you
              version 3 of the corresponding license, apache implies Apache v2.0. If you  need  a
              different  version,  change  the  license file afterwards or use the gpl2 and lgpl2
              options.  If you select custom here you will need to use the --copyrightfile option
              as well.

       --copyrightfile filename
              When  using  the  custom  --copyright  option  this  is the location of your custom
              copyright file. dh_make will process this file just  like  the  standard  copyright
              files.  It  is  suggested  you  use one of the existing license files as a starting

       --docs Create a separate PACKAGE-doc binary package. All found  documents  in  the  source
              package will be installed here.

       -e, --email address
              Use address as the e-mail address in the Maintainer: field of debian/control file.

       -n, --native
              Create  a  native  Debian  packages, i.e. do not generate a .orig archive, since it
              will be generated when building with dpkg-buildpackage.  The  version  number  will
              not have a Debian revision number (e.g. -1) appended to it.

       -f, --file file
              Use  file  as  the  original  source  archive,  and skip the copying of the current
              program tree to program.orig.

       -l, --library
              Automatically set the package class to Library, skipping the question.

       -s, --single
              Automatically set the package class to Single binary, skipping the question.

       -i, --indep
              Automatically set the  package  class  to  arch-independent  binary,  skipping  the

       -a, --addmissing
              Adds missing example and control files on an existing debian source directory.

       -t, --templates directory
              Applies the customizing templates in directory to the debian directory.

       -o, --overlay directory
              Applies a customization template to an existing debian directory.

       -p, --packagename name
              Force  the package name to be name, good for packages with hyphens in their name or
              other strangeness. You can also make the parameter name_version which will set both
              the package name and version and bypass and directory checking.

       -d, --defaultless
              Skips applying the default templates to the target debian directory. Generally used
              in conjunction with either the --overlay or --templates options.

       -h, --help
              Display the name, version, available options and authors, and exit successfully.

       -v, --version
              Show the program name and version, and exit successfully.

       -y, --yes
              Automatic yes to prompts and run non-interactively.  The package class needs to  be
              set for dh_make to run fully automatically.


       The following environment settings are used by dh_make:

              Email address to use in control and changelog entries.

              You  full  name,  eg  "John  Doe"  which  will  appear in the control and changelog

       EMAIL  Email address to use in control and changelog entries, only used if DEBEMAIL is  no

              Default username used for looking up email and full name in other directories.


              Directory that contains all the template files, separated in six directories:

              with files for all package classes,

              with files specific to the Single binary class,

              with files specific to the Library class, and finally,

              with files specific to the native Debian packages.

              template files for the more common licenses used in Debian packages


       To get dh_make to use the defaults and ask you various questions about the package


       Create your single class package using the with the GPL license:

           dh_make -s -c gpl

       A  more  involved  example  where  you set your name in the environment, contact email and
       license in the options and specify the upstream file:

           DEBFULLNAME="John Doe"
           dh_make --email --copyright=bsd \
            --file ../foo.tar.gz


       dh_make may not detect your username and email address correctly when using sudo.



       You may also want to read the Debian Policy (in /usr/share/doc/debian-policy ) and the New
       Maintainers' Guide (in /usr/share/doc/maint-guide).