DH_LINK(1) Debhelper DH_LINK(1)
dh_link - create symlinks in package build directories
dh_link [debhelper options] [-A] [source destination ...]
dh_link is a debhelper program that creates symlinks in package build
dh_link accepts a list of pairs of source and destination files. The
source files are the already existing files that will be symlinked
from. The destination files are the symlinks that will be created.
There must be an equal number of source and destination files speci
The list can be specified in two ways. A file named debian/pack
age.links can list pairs of files. If you use this file, you should put
each pair of files on its own line, and separate the files within the
pair with whitespace. Also, pairs of files can be specified as parame
ters - these pairs will only be created in the package build directory
of the first package dh_link is told to act on. By default, this is the
first binary package in debian/control, but if you use -p, -i, or -a
flags, it will be the first package specified by those flags.
Be sure you do specify the full filename to both the source and desti
nation files (unlike you would do if you were using something like
dh_link will generate symlinks that comply with debian policy - abso
lute when policy says they should be absolute, and relative links with
as short a path as possible. It will also create any subdirectories it
needs to to put the symlinks in.
dh_link also scans the package build tree for existing symlinks which
do not conform to debian policy, and corrects them (v4 or later).
Create any links specified by command line parameters in ALL pack
ages acted on, not just the first.
source destination ...
Create a file named "destination" as a link to a file named
"source". Do this in the package build directory of the first pack
age acted on. (Or in all packages if -A is specified.)
dh_link usr/share/man/man1/foo.1 usr/share/man/man1/bar.1
Make bar.1 be a symlink to foo.1
dh_link var/lib/foo usr/lib/foo \
Make /usr/lib/foo/ be a link to /var/lib/foo/, and bar.1 be a symlink
to the foo.1
This program is a part of debhelper.
5.0.42 2006-10-30 DH_LINK(1)