[Pkg-fonts-devel] is the debian/dirs file needed

Vasudev Kamath vasudev-debian at copyninja.info
Sat Apr 15 12:56:20 UTC 2017

Bobby de Vos <bobby_devos at sil.org> writes:

> Greetings,
> In the Debian New Maintainers' Guide at
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/dother.en.html#dirs
> says "Files listed in an |install| file don't need their directories
> created first." Yet many font packages have a debian/dirs file, is that
> still needed even if the debian/install file creates the needed directories?

Directories will be created for the file entries in debian/install and
does not require debian/dirs. debian/dirs in the packages you referred
might be for some other case like supporting entries in debian/links
file (just as an example).


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