DH_LINK(1) Debhelper DH_LINK(1)
dh_link - create symlinks in package build directories
dh_link [debhelperoptions] [-A] [-Xitem] [sourcedestination...]
dh_link is a debhelper program that creates symlinks in package build
dh_link accepts a list of pairs of source and destination files. The
source files are the already existing files that will be symlinked
from. The destination files are the symlinks that will be created.
There must be an equal number of source and destination files
Be sure you do specify the full filename to both the source and
destination files (unlike you would do if you were using something like
dh_link will generate symlinks that comply with Debian policy -
absolute when policy says they should be absolute, and relative links
with as short a path as possible. It will also create any
subdirectories it needs to put the symlinks in.
Any pre-existing destination files will be replaced with symlinks.
dh_link also scans the package build tree for existing symlinks which
do not conform to Debian policy, and corrects them (v4 or later).
Lists pairs of source and destination files to be symlinked. Each
pair should be put on its own line, with the source and destination
separated by whitespace.
Create any links specified by command line parameters in ALL
packages acted on, not just the first.
Exclude symlinks that contain item anywhere in their filename from
being corrected to comply with Debian policy.
source destination ...
Create a file named destination as a link to a file named source.
Do this in the package build directory of the first package acted
on. (Or in all packages if -A is specified.)
dh_link usr/share/man/man1/foo.1 usr/share/man/man1/bar.1
Make bar.1 be a symlink to foo.1
dh_link var/lib/foo usr/lib/foo \
Make /usr/lib/foo/ be a link to /var/lib/foo/, and bar.1 be a symlink
to the foo.1
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>
9.20160115ubuntu3 2016-03-31 DH_LINK(1)
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