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       dh_consoledata - declare console data files


         dh_consoledata [debhelper options] [-n]


       This program is meant to assist in building a package that provides
       data files for the console.  It is still in the early stages of
       developement, and many features are still missing or partly
       implemented.  Please look at /usr/share/doc/console-common/TODO for
       more details.

       For now this program takes a debian/package.keymaps file, installs in
       in the package build directory, and creates the debian/package.config
       and debian/package.templates files.

       It also makes the ${console:depends} variable available for the control
       file.  This variable should be referenced in the Depends field, as
       should ${perl:depends} if you use dh_perl (which you should call
       anyway, since your package will include a perl debconf script).

       It should ultimately allow to declare fonts and SFM fallbacks.


       -n, --noscripts
           Do not modify postinst/postrm scripts.

       -d  Install the debconf templates and config script (and add the
           postinst fragment, unless -n is also specified), even if there is
           no debian/package.keymaps file.  This is normally intended for
           internal use, be careful that the name of the option and its
           semantics will probably change in the near future, to accomodate
           for new needs.



       This program is an extention to debhelper.


       Yann Dirson <>