dh_auto_install - automatically runs make install or similar
[build system options
] [ -- params
is a debhelper program that tries to automatically
install built files. It does so by running the appropriate command for the
build system it detects the package uses. For example, if there's a
and it contains a install
target, then this is done by
, if the environment variable is set). If
there is a setup.py
, it is used. Note that the Ant
build system does not support installation, so dh_auto_install
install files built using Ant.
option is specified, the files are installed into
/ if there is only one binary package. In the multiple
binary package case, the files are instead installed into debian/tmp/
and should be moved from there to the appropriate package build directory
is used to tell make where to install the files. If the Makefile
was generated by MakeMaker from a Makefile.PL
, it will automatically
too, since such Makefiles need that.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't work, or tries
to use the wrong install target, you're encouraged to skip using
at all, and just run make install manually.
See " BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS
" in debhelper(7)
for a list
of common build system selection and control options.
- Install files into the specified directory. If this option is not
specified, destination directory is determined automatically as described
in the " DESCRIPTION" section.
- -- params
- Pass params to the program that is run, after the parameters that
dh_auto_install usually passes.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>