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authorIan Jackson <>2013-11-07 00:10:47 +0000
committerIan Jackson <>2013-11-07 00:10:47 +0000
commit0879dfb04f2f2053cda815b773c55f212810c5a0 (patch)
parent33cb7628ffeaf0e88e18222b5e470f1dfb96d877 (diff)
parenta78bf8c39cf81580dab3cfed267203c1ec53952e (diff)
Merge branch 'wip.remote' of git+ssh:// into wip.remote
Conflicts: debian/changelog
2 files changed, 13 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 7ba0e87..4ea1aea 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -7,6 +7,15 @@ dgit (0.18~experimental1) experimental; urgency=low
-- Ian Jackson <> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:54:15 +0000
+dgit (0.17~experimental7) experimental; urgency=low
+ * manpage: Remove comment in BUGS about lack of policy docs
+ for Dgit field, which is specified now. Closes:#720201.
+ * manpage: Make discussion of --existing-package less scary. The
+ default archive access method no longer needs it. Closes:#720171.
+ --
dgit (0.17~experimental6) experimental; urgency=low
* No update to code. Upload to remove "DO NOT USE" indication.
diff --git a/dgit.1 b/dgit.1
index 61c4aa3..7e74d5b 100644
--- a/dgit.1
+++ b/dgit.1
@@ -361,13 +361,14 @@ filename suggests it is for the right package and version - or,
if there is a _multi.changes file, dgit uses that.
.BI --existing-package= package
-dgit push needs to canonicalise the suite name. But currently
-there is no way to ask the archive to do this without knowing the
+dgit push needs to canonicalise the suite name. Sometimes, dgit
+lacks a way to ask the archive to do this without knowing the
name of an existing package. Without --new we can just use the
package we are trying to push. But with --new that will not work, so
we guess
.B dpkg
-or use the value of this option.
+or use the value of this option. This option is not needed with the
+default mechanisms for accessing the archive.
.BR -h | --help
Print a usage summary.
@@ -646,14 +647,6 @@ We should be using some kind of vhost/vpath setup for the git repos on
alioth, so that they can be moved later if and when this turns out to
be a good idea.
-Debian Policy needs to be updated to describe the new Dgit .dsc
-field (and to specify that it is an RC bug for that field to refer
-to an unavailable commit).
-The method of canonicalising suite names is bizarre. See the
-.B --existing-package
-option for one of the implications.
dgit push should perhaps do `git push origin', or something similar,
by default.