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dh_metainit - install metainit files into package build directories


dh_metainit [debhelper options] [--name=name] [-n] [-o]


dh_metainit is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing metainit files (for
further creation of initscripts via the update-metainit facility) into package build

It also automatically generates the postinst and postrm and prerm commands needed to
create the appropriate initscripts for the init system employed on the user machine.

Important: If generated postinst script finds /etc/init.d/ or /etc/default files with the
same name as the shipped metainit files, and these are conffiles from non-installed
packages (probably earlier version of this package) they are removed (or renamed if the
user has modified them). This works only if the name of the new metainit is the same as
the name of the old init.d and default file, otherwise you will have to remove these files
yourself. See http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgConffileHandling for that.

If a file named debian/package.metainit exists, then it is installed into
etc/metainit/package in the package build directory, with "package" replaced by the
package name.


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

-o, --onlyscripts
Only modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts, do not actually install any metainit files.
May be useful if the init script is shipped and/or installed by upstream in a way that
doesn't make it easy to let dh_metainit find it.

Install the metainit script using the filename name instead of the default filename,
which is the package name. When this parameter is used, dh_metainit looks for and
installs files named debian/package.name.metainit, instead of the usual

Call the named shell function if running the init script fails. The function should be
provided in the prerm and postinst scripts, before the #DEBHELPER# token.


Note that this command is not idempotent. "dh_clean -k" should be called between
invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text
to be added to maintainer scripts.

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