[Tahoe-debian] Location of man page in source tree

Julian Taylor jtaylor.debian at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 24 15:25:30 UTC 2011

On 07/24/2011 04:06 PM, David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> Where is the preferred location for man pages in the upstream source?
> If I put this man page:
>   http://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs/attachment/ticket/1420/tahoe.1
> in a new docs/man directory, for example, then the current debian/control
> file will install it to /usr/share/doc/tahoe-lafs/man/tahoe.1. I think it
> should actually be installed (gzipped) to /usr/share/man/man1/tahoe.1.gz .
> I suppose there's no problem installing it to both places, though.

docs/man is a reasonable place in upstream source, the setup.py should
then install into in the correct location.

Adapting the package is simple:

diff -Nru tahoe-lafs-1.8.2/debian/rules tahoe-lafs-1.8.2/debian/rules
--- tahoe-lafs-1.8.2/debian/rules	2011-06-16 19:36:37.000000000 +0200
+++ tahoe-lafs-1.8.2/debian/rules	2011-07-24 17:20:27.000000000 +0200
@@ -49,10 +49,11 @@
-	dh_installdocs
+	dh_installdocs -X docs/man
 #	mv debian/$(package)/usr/share/doc/$(package)/CHANGES.txt \
 #		debian/$(package)/usr/share/doc/$(package)/changelog
+	dh_installman docs/man/tahoe.1
 	dh_compress -X.py

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