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DH_USRLOCAL(1)                  Debhelper                 DH_USRLOCAL(1)

NAME         top

       dh_usrlocal - migrate usr/local directories to maintainer scripts

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_usrlocal [debhelper options] [-n]

DESCRIPTION         top

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

       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 snippets.

       When the DEB_RULES_REQUIRES_ROOT environment variable is not
       (effectively) binary-targets, the directories in /usr/local will
       be handled as if they were owned by root:root (see below).

       When the DEB_RULES_REQUIRES_ROOT environment variable has an
       effective value of binary-targets, the owners, groups and
       permissions will be preserved with the sole exception where the
       directory is owned by root:root.

       If a directory is owned by root:root, then ownership will be
       determined at install time.  The ownership and permission bits
       will either be root:root mode 0755 or root:staff mode 02775.  The
       actual choice depends on whether the system has
       /etc/staff-group-for-usr-local (as documented in the Debian
       Policy Manual §9.1.2 since version 4.1.4)

OPTIONS         top

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

NOTES         top

       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.

CONFORMS TO         top

       Debian policy, version 2.2

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Andrew Stribblehill <ads@debian.org>

COLOPHON         top

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