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install mime files into package build directories


dh_installmime [debhelper options] [-n]

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dh_installmime is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing mime files into package build directories.

It also automatically generates the postinst and postrm commands needed to interface with the debian mime-support and shared-mime-info packages. These commands are inserted into the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb(1).


-n, --noscripts

Do not modify postinst/postrm scripts.



Installed into usr/lib/mime/packages/package in the package build directory.


Installed into /usr/share/mime/packages/package.xml in the package build directory.


Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) 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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This program is a part of debhelper.


Joey Hess <joeyh[:at:]debian[:dot:]org>

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