dh_installcatalogs - install and register SGML Catalogs


dh_installcatalogs [debhelper options] [-n]


dh_installcatalogs is a debhelper program that installs and registers SGML catalogs. It complies with the Debian XML/SGML policy.

The file debian/package.sgmlcatalogs contains the catalogs to be installed per package. Each line in that file should be of the form source dest, where source indicates where the catalog resides in the source tree, and dest indicates the destination location for the catalog under the package build area. dest should start with /usr/share/sgml/.

Catalogs will be registered in a supercatalog, in /etc/sgml/

This command automatically adds maintainer script snippets for registering and unregistering the catalogs and "supercatalogs" (unless -n is used). These snippets are inserted into the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb; see dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of Debhelper maintainer script snippets.

A dependency on sgml-base will be added to ${misc:Depends}, so be sure your package uses that variable in debian/control.


-n, --noscripts
Do not modify postinst/postrm/prerm scripts.


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.





Adam Di Carlo <>