Provided by: dh-make-elpa_0.19.1_all bug


       dh-make-elpa - helper for creating Debian packages from ELPA packages


       dh-make-elpa [--pkg-emacsen] [make]
       dh-make-elpa help


       dh-make-elpa will try to create the files required to build a Debian source package from
       an unpacked GNU Emacs ELPA package.

       dh-make-elpa is an experimental script that performs a lot of guesswork.  You should
       throughly verify the contents of the debian/ directory before uploading

           % git clone -o upstream

           % cd foo

           % git reset --hard 1.0.0      # package latest stable release

           % git branch --unset-upstream # detaches master branch from upstream remote

           % dh-make-elpa --pkg-emacsen

           % git add debian && git commit -m "initial Debianisation"

           % git deborig

           % dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc

           Default command if no command is given. Creates debianisation from scratch.  Fails
           with an error if debian/ directory already exists.

           Displays short usage information.

           Sets "Maintainer", "Uploaders", "Vcs-Git" and "Vcs-Browser" fields in debian/control
           according to the Team's conventions.

           This option is useful when preparing a package for the Debian Emacs Addon Packaging
           Team <>.

           Specify the ELPA package version.  Useful when upstream failed to include either a
           Package-Version: header or a -pkg.el file.

       Upstream remote
           The remote for upstream's git repository should be called 'upstream'.  You can use:

               % git clone -o upstream https://foo/bar


       Originally written by Sean Whitton <>, currently maintained by Lev
       Lamberov <> and Debian Emacsen team <>.

       A great deal of the library code used by dh-make-elpa, and its object-oriented structure,
       comes from dh-make-perl(1), written and maintained by the Debian Perl Group.