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dh_germinate_metapackage - create metapackages based on seeds

DH_GERMINATE_METAPACKAGE(1) Debhelper DH_GERMINATE_METAPACKAGE(1)

NAME

dh_germinate_metapackage - create metapackages based on seeds

SYNOPSIS

dh_germinate_metapackage [debhelper options]

DESCRIPTION

dh_germinate_metapackage is a debhelper program that generates ${germinate:Depends} substitutions and adds them to substvars files.
The program will read the "metapackage-map" file that should have been created by a previous run of "germinate-update-metapackage" for your package, and for each seed listed there it will generate dependencies and recommendations based on the previous results of "germinate-update-metapackage". Dependencies will be substituted into your package's control file wherever you place the token "${germinate:Depends}", and similarly recommendations will be substituted wherever you place the token "${germinate:Recommends}".
You must run "germinate-update-metapackage" before building the source package. Normally, source packages that use this program will include an "update" script that will call it with appropriate arguments.

EXAMPLES

dh_germinate_metapackage is usually called indirectly in a rules file via the dh command.
        %:
                dh $@ --with germinate
You must build-depend on at least debhelper (>= 7.0.8) to use this form, and in any case you must build-depend on at least germinate (>= 1.18) to use this program at all.
It can also be called directly at any time between "dh_prep" and "dh_installdeb".
        install: build
                dh_testdir
                dh_testroot
                dh_prep
                dh_installdirs
                dh_germinate_metapackage
        binary-arch: build install
                ...

SEE ALSO

debhelper(7), germinate-update-metapackage(1)
This program is a part of germinate.

AUTHOR

Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
Copyright (C) 2009 Canonical Ltd., licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or later.
2017-01-26 2.26