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dh_gencontrol - generate and install control file
dh_gencontrol [debhelper options] [-- params]
dh_gencontrol is a debhelper program that is responsible for generating
control files, and installing them into the DEBIAN directory with the
This program is merely a wrapper around dpkg-gencontrol(1), which
calls it once for each package being acted on (plus related ddebs),
and passes in some additional useful flags.
Note that if you use dh_gencontrol, you must also use
dh_builddeb(1) to build the packages. Otherwise, your build may
fail to build as dh_gencontrol (via dpkg-gencontrol(1)) declares
which packages are built. As debhelper automatically generates ddebs,
it some times adds additional packages, which will be built by dh_builddeb(1).
- -- params
Pass params to dpkg-gencontrol(1).
- -uparams, --dpkg-gencontrol-params=params
This is another way to pass params to dpkg-gencontrol(1).
It is deprecated; use -- instead.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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