dh-make-drupal(1) Builds a Debian package for the requested Drupal project


The purpose of this program is to generate Debian packages for any Drupal projects (that is, modules, themes or translations) - Please note note that as of October 2010 the infrastructure for publishing translations has changed, so its current support status through this program is suboptimal

Given that Drupal developers publish their work through the main Drupal site (http://drupal.org), this program fetches the information for the latest available versions (for the right Drupal release, and with the specified stability level), and prepares a Debian package from it.

This Debian package can be locally installed using 'dpkg', or uploaded to your Apt repository.

Keep in mind that this package only goes as far as it can, being an automated tool. The generated packages will probably require verification/tweaking to be of production quality.

This program has been inspired -and named in a similar fashion to- Debian's pkg-perl group's dh-make-perl.

-v, --version
-h, --help
Display this screen
-d, --drupal-version VERSION
Drupal version
-r, --report-only
Check only for project availability, don't download or perform any other actions locally. Implies -D.
-f, --force
Proceed even if this will overwrite currently existing files
--debug LEVEL
Debug level for generated messages (0=highest, 5=lowest)
-s, --min-status STATUS
Minimum status to consider for packaging. Accepted values: 'recommended', 'supported', 'developer'. Defaults to recommended.
-D, --dont-debianize
Do not attempt to debianize the project, only download the tarball
-b, --no-build
Prepare the debianized directory, but omit the actual package build process. This option is incompatible with either -D and -r.
-R, --no-recommends
Omits the generation of the Recommends: line, which is built by scanning of submodule-provided .info files and may be misleading or introducing too much noise
--build-switches SWITCHES
Switches to pass to dpkg-buildpackage. Defaults to "-us -uc" (do not sign the generated package). In order not to give any switches, specify an empty quoted string (i.e. --build-switches='').
-t, --tarball FILE
Use the specified tarball as the original project tar.gz, don't look for any other available versions and don't download from the Drupal website. This will require you also to provide a project version number with -V and the project type with -T
-T, --proj-type TYPE
Type of project we are packaging. This option is only meaningful when working on a local tarball (-t), and will be ignored otherwise. Accepted values: %s. Defaults to ["Modules", "Themes", "Translations"].
-V, --proj_version VERSION
Provide a project version number. This option is only meaningful when working on a local tarball (-t), and will be ignored otherwise
-m, --mangle-version PATTERN
Debian versioning logic includes the ??~?? character meaning ??anything below?? the preceding version number. This is most useful when dealing with pre-release qualificators (in order, 1.x-dev, 1.0-alpha1, 1.0-beta, 1.0rc3). dh-make-drupal will try to recognize such patterns and mangle them so they sort correctly in Debian (and so that when a stable version is released it appears as higher - For the above mentioned version numbers, they would result in 1~~dev, 1.0~alpha1, 1.0~beta, 1.0~rc3). You can use this switch to tell dh-make-drupal to omit this mangling.
-P, --provides SUBMODULES
generate the Provides: line, which is built from specified comma-separated submodules. They will all be converted to what would amount to their Debian package name -- i.e. "-P foo,bar" becomes "Provides: drupal7-mod-foo, drupal7-mod-bar" (when building a Drupal7 module).


Written by Gunnar Wolf <[email protected]>


Copyright ?? 2009-2015 Gunnar Wolf
Instituto de Investigaciones Econ??micas, UNAM

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.