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       dh_usrlocal - migrate usr/local directories to maintainer scripts


       dh_usrlocal [debhelperoptions] [-n]


       dh_usrlocal is a debhelper program that can be used for building
       packages that will provide a subdirectory in /usr/local when installed.

       It finds subdirectories of usr/local in the package build directory,
       and removes them, replacing them with maintainer script snippets
       (unless -n is used) to create the directories at install time, and
       remove them when the package is removed, in a manner compliant with
       Debian policy. These snippets are inserted into the maintainer scripts
       by dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of Debhelper
       maintainer script snippets.

       If the directories found in the build tree have unusual owners, groups,
       or permissions, then those values will be preserved in the directories
       made by the postinst script. However, as a special exception, if a
       directory is owned by root.root, it will be treated as if it is owned
       by root.staff and is mode 2775. This is useful, since that is the group
       and mode policy recommends for directories in /usr/local.


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


       Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called
       between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple
       instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts.


       Debian policy, version 2.2



       This program is a part of debhelper.


       Andrew Stribblehill <>