dh_movefiles - move files out of debian/tmp into subpackages
] [ -Xitem
is a debhelper program that is responsible for moving files
out of debian/tmp
or some other directory and into other package build
directories. This may be useful if your package has a Makefile
installs everything into debian/tmp
, and you need to break that up into
is a much better program, and you are recommended to use
it instead of dh_movefiles
- Lists the files to be moved into a package, separated by
whitespace. The filenames listed should be relative to debian/tmp/.
You can also list directory names, and the whole directory will be
- Instead of moving files out of debian/tmp (the
default), this option makes it move files out of some other directory.
Since the entire contents of the sourcedir is moved, specifying something
like --sourcedir=/ is very unsafe, so to prevent mistakes, the
sourcedir must be a relative filename; it cannot begin with a `
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
- Exclude files that contain item anywhere in their
filename from being installed.
- file ...
- Lists files to move. The filenames listed should be
relative to debian/tmp/. You can also list directory names, and the
whole directory will be moved. It is an error to list files here unless
you use -p, -i, or -a to tell dh_movefiles
which subpackage to put them in.
Note that files are always moved out of debian/tmp
by default (even if
you have instructed debhelper to use a compatibility level higher than one,
which does not otherwise use debian/tmp for anything at all). The idea behind
this is that the package that is being built can be told to install into
, and then files can be moved by dh_movefiles
that directory. Any files or directories that remain are ignored, and get
deleted by dh_clean
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>