dh_installmanpages - old-style man page installer (deprecated)
is a debhelper program that is responsible for
automatically installing man pages into usr/share/man/
in package build
This is a DWIM-style program, with an interface unlike the rest of debhelper. It
is deprecated, and you are encouraged to use dh_installman(1)
scans the current directory and all subdirectories for
filenames that look like man pages. (Note that only real files are looked at;
symlinks are ignored.) It uses file
(1) to verify that the files are in
the correct format. Then, based on the files' extensions, it installs them
into the correct man directory.
All filenames specified as parameters will be skipped by
. This is useful if by default it installs some man
pages that you do not want to be installed.
After the man page installation step, dh_installmanpages
will check to
see if any of the man pages are .so
links. If so, it changes them to
- file ...
- Do not install these files as man pages, even if they look like valid man
will install the man pages it finds into all
packages you tell it to act on, since it can't tell what package the man pages
belong in. This is almost never what you really want (use -p
around this, or use the much better dh_installman(1)
Files ending in .man
will be ignored.
Files specified as parameters that contain spaces in their filenames will not be
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>