dh_auto_install - automatically runs make install or similar
dh_auto_install [buildsystemoptions] [debhelperoptions] [--params]
dh_auto_install is a debhelper program that tries to automatically
install built files. It does so by running the appropriate command for
the build system it detects the package uses. For example, if there's a
Makefile and it contains a "install" target, then this is done by
running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is set). If there is
a setup.py or Build.PL, it is used. Note that the Ant build system does
not support installation, so dh_auto_install will not install files
built using Ant.
Unless --destdir option is specified, the files are installed into
debian/<package>/ if there is only one binary package. In the multiple
binary package case, the files are instead installed into debian/tmp/,
and should be moved from there to the appropriate package build
directory using dh_install(1).
DESTDIR is used to tell make where to install the files. If the
Makefile was generated by MakeMaker from a Makefile.PL, it will
automatically set PREFIX=/usr too, since such Makefiles need that.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn't work,
or tries to use the wrong install target, you're encouraged to skip
using dh_auto_install at all, and just run make install manually.
See "BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS" in debhelper(7) for a list of common build
system selection and control options.
Install files into the specified directory. If this option is not
specified, destination directory is determined automatically as
described in the "DESCRIPTION" section.
Pass "params" to the program that is run. These can be used to
supplement or override the any standard parameters that
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>