dh_make [-nlsmiadhr] [-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] [--rulesformat format]
       [--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-indepen-

       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(1) command. It also generates
              a  binary  package  for additional utilities, daemons, etc. that
              may come with the source.

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

       Unless --native was given, dh_make makes sure a original source archive
       (<packagename>_<version>.orig.tar.gz) exists. The  archive  can  either
       end  with .gz or one of the other supported compression extensions such
       as bz2 or lzma.  If no such file exists, the file specified with -f  is
       copied  in place.  If no -f is supplied either but --createorig is, the
       for the environment variables $DEBFULLNAME, $LOGNAME is used to find  a
       name in the /etc/passwd file, and through NIS, YP and LDAP.

       The  e-mail  address can either be specified with the -fB--email option
       or dh_make will attempt to find it. It will first check the environment
       variables  $DEBEMAIL  and then $EMAIL. If they are not set then dh_make
       will search an available LDAP directory using ldapsearch(1) using $LOG-
       NAME  as  the  uid  to  search under.  Finally it will use $LOGNAME and
       /etc/mailname to generate an email address.

       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, bsd or x11.  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

       -s, --single
              Automatically set the package class to Single  binary,  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.

       -r, --rulesformat format
              Set  the format for the debian/rules file to format. The options
              are the default Debhelper v7 minimal rules (dh7), the old  rules
              format (old) or CDBS format (cdbs).

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

       The following environment 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
              and changelog entries.

       EMAIL  Email address to use in control and changelog entries, only used
              if DEBEMAIL is no set.

              Default  username  used  for  looking  up email and full name in
              other directories.

              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

       dh_make may not detect your username and email address  correctly  when
       using sudo.


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

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