My Debian package produces a lintian error:
rhythmbox-plugin-alternative-toolbar: extra-license-file usr/lib/rhythmbox/plugins/alternative-toolbar/LICENSE
This is because the source contains the LICENSE file - and Debian rules for packaging state that all license information should be within the copyright file of the package.
I'm using autotools automake for building - my debian/rules looks like this:
#!/usr/bin/make -f include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/autoreconf.mk include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/debhelper.mk include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/utils.mk include /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/gnome.mk include /usr/share/gnome-pkg-tools/1/rules/uploaders.mk include /usr/share/gnome-pkg-tools/1/rules/gnome-version.mk -include /usr/share/gnome-pkg-tools/1/rules/gnome-get-source.mk DEB_DH_AUTORECONF_ARGS := --as-needed ./autogen.sh # List any files which are not installed common-binary-post-install-arch:: list-missing
My initial thought was to include an override_dh_auto_install statement in the rules to strip out the LICENSE file but this seems to be ignored (or doesn't work) if I add the following at the bottom of the current rules
override_dh_auto_install: find . -name "LICENSE" -delete dh_auto_install
Thus to my question - how do I remove the LICENSE file when building a Debian package ?
Note - I don't want to artificially hide the lintian error with some sort of override - I want to ensure the built package doesn’t include the extra LICENSE file.