dh_auto_clean − automatically cleans up after a build
dh_auto_clean [buildsystemoptions] [debhelperoptions] [−−params]
dh_auto_clean is a debhelper program that tries to automatically clean up after a package build. It does so
by running the appropriate command for the build system it detects the package uses. For example, if
there’s a Makefile and it contains a ‘‘distclean’’, ‘‘realclean’’, or ‘‘clean’’ target, then this is done by
running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is set). If there is a setup.py or Build.PL, it is run to
clean the package.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn’t work, or tries to use the wrong clean
target, you’re encouraged to skip using dh_auto_clean at all, and just run make clean manually.
See ‘‘BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS’’ in debhelper (7) for a list of common build system selection and control
Pass ‘‘params’’ to the program that is run. These can be used to supplement or override the any
standard parameters that dh_auto_clean passes.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <email@example.com>