Debian Bug report logs - #325098
dh_installdocs change in 4.9.6 breaks -X completely

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Package: debhelper; Maintainer for debhelper is Debhelper Maintainers <>; Source for debhelper is src:debhelper.

Reported by: Steve Langasek <>

Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 06:33:02 UTC

Severity: grave

Merged with 325152

Found in version debhelper/4.9.6

Fixed in version debhelper/4.9.7

Done: Joey Hess <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Steve Langasek <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: dh_installdocs change in 4.9.6 breaks -X completely
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 23:28:04 -0700
Package: debhelper
Version: 4.9.6
Severity: grave

The change introduced in debhelper 4.9.6 to support copying links as well as
files does not sit well with the current findutils:

dh_installdocs -XMakefile -XDoxyfile
find: paths must precede expression
Usage: find [-H] [-L] [-P] [path...] [expression]
dh_installdocs: command returned error code
make: *** [binary-arch] Error 1

This causes build failures such as the one at

It appears that "or" in the find expression should be "-o".

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages debhelper depends on:
ii  binutils                      2.16.1-2   The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  coreutils [fileutils]         5.2.1-2    The GNU core utilities
ii  debconf-utils                 1.4.57     debconf utilities
ii  dpkg-dev                      1.13.10    Package building tools for Debian
ii  file                          4.12-1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  fileutils                     5.2.1-2    The GNU file management utilities 
ii  html2text                     1.3.2a-2   An advanced HTML to text converter
ii  perl                          5.8.7-4    Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  po-debconf                    0.8.23     manage translated Debconf template

debhelper recommends no packages.

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From: Joey Hess <>
Subject: Bug#325098: fixed in debhelper 4.9.7
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 06:32:13 -0700
Source: debhelper
Source-Version: 4.9.7

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
debhelper, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_4.9.7.dsc
  to pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_4.9.7.tar.gz
  to pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_4.9.7_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 09:20:47 -0400
Source: debhelper
Binary: debhelper
Architecture: source all
Version: 4.9.7
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Joey Hess <>
Changed-By: Joey Hess <>
 debhelper  - helper programs for debian/rules
Closes: 325098
 debhelper (4.9.7) unstable; urgency=low
   * dh_installdocs: Fix stupid and horrible typo. Closes: #325098
 c16a2b851af3c2046b852e65e7e29965 456 devel optional debhelper_4.9.7.dsc
 a1998d9e05c82b95d7e5d8f917fe7f7d 150083 devel optional debhelper_4.9.7.tar.gz
 d08dbfe42e0f3a4b435d0ca7ac77215e 363892 devel optional debhelper_4.9.7_all.deb

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