dh_installkpatches(1) install kernel patch into package build directories


dh_installkpatches [ debhelper options ]


dh_installkpatches is a debhelper script that reads debian/package.kpatches or debian/package.kpatches.something files describing one or several revisions of a single kernel patch, and installs them into the package build directory with customized apply and unpatch scripts.

It also sets the kpatch:Depends substitution variable, that you should use in your control file to ensure that generated material in your package get all their dependencies. The use of kpatch:Depends requires a build-dependency on version 0.99.3 or later of the dh-kpatches package. Using this variable is now required, since 0.99.16 (mostly because too many people forgot to set it).


This program does not take any particular option in addition to the standard debhelper(1) ones.


This tool and manual page were written by Yann Dirson <[email protected]>.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license can be found under /usr/share/common-licenses/FDL.