dh_installemacsen - register an emacs add on package


dh_installemacsen [debhelper options] [-n] [--priority=n] [--flavor=foo]


dh_installemacsen is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing files used by the debian emacsen-common package into package build directories.

It also automatically generates the postinst and prerm commands needed to register a package as an emacs add on package. The commands are added to the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of how this works.

If a file named debian/package.emacsen-install exists, then it is installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/install/package in the package build directory. Similarly, debian/package.emacsen-remove is installed into usr/lib/emacsen-common/packages/remove/package . And similarly, debian/package.emacsen-startup is installed into etc/emacs/site-start.d/50<package>.el (by default).


-n, --noscripts
Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts.
Sets the priority number of a site-start.d file. Default is 50.
Sets the flavor a site-start.d file will be installed in. Default is "emacs", alternatives include "xemacs" and "emacs20".


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.



This program is a part of debhelper.


Joey Hess <>