DH_USRLOCAL(1) Debhelper DH_USRLOCAL(1)
dh_usrlocal - migrate usr/local directories to maintainer scripts
dh_usrlocal [debhelperoptions] [-n]
dh_usrlocal is a debhelper program that can be used for building
packages that will provide a subdirectory in /usr/local when installed.
It finds subdirectories of usr/local in the package build directory,
and removes them, replacing them with maintainer script snippets
(unless -n is used) to create the directories at install time, and
remove them when the package is removed, in a manner compliant with
Debian policy. These snippets are inserted into the maintainer scripts
by dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of debhelper
maintainer script snippets.
When the Rules-Requires-Root field is not (effectively) binary-targets,
the directories in /usr/local will have ownership root:staff and the
mode will be 02775. These values have been chosen to comply with the
recommendations of the Debian policy for directories in /usr/local.
When Rules-Requires-Root has an effective value of binary-targets, the
owners, groups and permissions will be preserved with one exception.
If the directory is owned by root:root, then ownership will be reset to
root:staff and mode will be reset to 02775. This is useful, since that
is the group and mode policy recommends for directories in /usr/local.
Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.
Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.
Debian policy, version 2.2
This program is a part of debhelper.
Andrew Stribblehill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
11.1.6ubuntu2 2018-05-10 DH_USRLOCAL(1)
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