[debhelper-devel] Bug#815506: Bug#815506: dh_install: not-installed requires debian/tmp/ prefix

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Sat Jul 16 10:46:00 UTC 2016

Drew Parsons:
> [...]
> [...]
> From the wording of the man page, "List the files that are deliberately
> not installed in any binary package.", I would expect, or hope, that
> just .gitignore alone in not-installed to work.

Ok, so this is where the misunderstanding starts.  Thanks for clarifying.

The "not-installed" file is *not* a way of doing "--exclude", although I
can see how you have arrived at that conclusion.

> The manpage also says "Paths listed in this file are ignored". [...]

That is only reading half the sentence.  The rest goes:

  [...] by the check done via --list-missing (or --fail-missing)

So that is the only part where the listed paths are ignored.

I will clarify the documentation in the next version.


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