dh_make [-bnlsmiadh] [-c license] [-e address] [-f file] [-t directory]
       [-o  directory]  [-p  name]  [--copyright  license]  [--email  address]
       [--native]  [--file  file]  [--library]  [--single] [--indep] [--multi]
       [--kmod] [--kpatch] [--addmissing] [--templates directory]  [--default-
       less]  [--overlay  directory] [--packagename name] [--dpatch] [--quilt]
       [--help] [--version]

       dh_make is a tool to convert a regular source  code  package  into  one
       formatted  according to the requirements of the Debian Policy.  dh_make
       must be invoked within a directory containing the  source  code,  which
       must  be  named  <packagename>-<version>. The <packagename> must be all
       lowercase, digits and dashes. If the directory name does not conform to
       this  scheme,  you must rename it before using dh_make.  Alternatively,
       you may be able to use the --packagename option to  force  the  package

       Single binary (s)
              The  package  will  generate a single binary .deb package. It is
              the standard case, so if you don't know what to do, choose this.

       Arch-Independent (i)
              The package will generate a single package that is  arch-indpen-

       Multiple binary (m)
              The package will generate multiple binary .deb packages from one
              source package. Choose this for larger packages that need to  be

       Library (l)
              The  package  will  generate  at least two binaries. One library
              package  containing  just  the  lib  in  /usr/lib  and   another
              *-dev_*.deb package containing documentation and C headers.

       Kernel module (k)
              The  package  will  generate  a binary-all kernel module -source
              package for use with the make-kpkg command. It also generates  a
              binary  package for additional utilities, daemons, etc. that may
              come with the source.

       cdbs (b)
              The package will be build using the Common Debian Build  System.
              CDBS  provides  a  sane set of default rules upon which packages
              can build.

       Kernel patch
              The package will generate a package that can be used for  kernel

       files  are  customized  with the packagename and version extracted from
       the directory name. The username is looked up in the environment  vari-
       able  $DEBFULLNAME  if  this  exists.   If not the environment variable
       $LOGNAME is used to find a name in the /etc/passwd  file,  and  through
       NIS,  YP  and LDAP.  The e-mail address is found in the environment and

       If the environment variable $EMAIL or  $DEBEMAIL  is  set,  or  the  -e
       (--email)  option is supplied, then that e-mail address is used for the
       e-mail address of the maintainer (instead of looking it up in the envi-
       ronment. An example, for bash:

       export DEBEMAIL="jsmith@debian.org"

       dh_make  will  also generate example files that are also customized for
       the package generated. You can remove all files with *.ex if you  wish.
       You  can  also delete the README.Debian file if you don't have anything
       to put in it.  Renaming the example files to their name without the .ex
       at  the  end (and editing them if necessary) will activate that feature
       of debhelper.

       If the --templates or -o (--overlay) option is used dh_make will  apply
       a  customizing  template  to  the "debian" directory. See the templates
       described in the FILES section of this manpage for samples.

       -c, --copyright <license>
              Use <license> type in copyright file.   <license>  can  be  gpl,
              gpl2, gpl3, lgpl, lgpl2 lgpl3, artistic, apache or bsd.  If this
              field is not specified the copyright file has a space to fill in
              which  sort of license is used. The field is case-insensitive so
              -c GPL works as well as -c gpl. gpl and lgpl will give you  ver-
              sion 3 of the corresponding license, apache implies Apache v2.0.
              If you need a different version, change the license file  after-
              wards or use the gpl2 and lgpl2 options.

       -e, --email <address>
              Use  <address> as the e-mail address in the Maintainer: field of
              debian/control file.

       -n, --native
              Create a native Debian packages, i.e. do not  generate  a  .orig
              archive,  since  it  will  be generated when building with dpkg-
              buildpackage.  The version number will not have a  Debian  revi-
              sion number (e.g. -1) appended to it.

       -f, --file <file>
              Use  <file> as the original source archive, and skip the copying
              of the current program tree to program.orig.

       -l, --library
              Automatically set the package class  to  Library,  skipping  the

       -k, --kmod
              Automatically set the package class to Kernel  module,  skipping
              the question.

       -b, --cdbs
              Automatically set package class to cdbs, skipping the question.

              Automatically  set  package  class to kpatch, skipping the ques-

       -a, --addmissing
              Adds missing example and control files  on  an  existing  debian
              source directory.

       -t, --templates <directory>
              Applies  the  customizing templates in <directory> to the debian

       -o, --overlay <directory>
              Applies a customization template to an  existing  debian  direc-

       -p, --packagename <name>
              Force  the  package  name  to  be <name>, good for packages with
              hyphens in their name or other strangeness. You  can  also  make
              the  parameter  <name>_<version> which will set both the package
              name and version and bypass and directory checking.

       -d, --defaultless
              Skips applying the default templates to the target debian direc-

       -h, --help
              Display  the  name,  version, available options and authors, and
              exit successfully.

              The new package will use dpatch to manage patches.

              The new package will use quilt to manage patches.

       -v, --version
              Show the program name and version, and exit successfully.

       The following enviornment settings are used by dh_make:

              Email address to use in control and changelog entries.

              You full name, eg "John Doe" which will appear  in  the  control

              with files specific to the Single binary class,

              with files specific to the Multiple binary class,

              with files specific to the Library class, and finally,

              with files specific to the native Debian packages.

              template files for the more common licenses used in Debian pack-

       To get dh_make to use the defaults and ask you various questions  about
       the package:

       Create your single class package using the with the GPL license:
              dh_make -s -c gpl

       A  more  involved  example  where you set your name in the environment,
       contact email and license in the options and specify the upstream file:
              $ DEBFULLNAME="John Doe" \
              dh_make --email contact@example.com \
              --copyright=bsd \
              --file ../foo.tar.gz

       dpkg(1), dpkg-buildpackage(1), debhelper(1), make-kpkg(1), debhelper(7)

       You   may   also   want    to    read    the    Debian    Policy    (in
       /usr/share/doc/debian-policy)   and  the  New  Maintainers'  Guide  (in

       Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org> wrote the original  script,  in
       Craig  Small  <csmall@debian.org> made many enhancements to the script,
       and later rewrote it in perl.
       Bruce Sass <bsass@edmc.net> added support for customization templates.

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