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authorIan Jackson <>2015-07-11 14:30:27 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2015-07-11 19:31:09 +0100
commit8ee9e3edb66cb7af5aab96e44a2cfa0ff84b529a (patch)
parent9184953b37fef6964d1545fda3832e8eaaba986d (diff)
Documentation: dgit(1): Remove some obsolete caveats from BUGS.
2 files changed, 6 insertions, 24 deletions
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index d55f8ff..610322e 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -1,9 +1,12 @@
dgit (0.31~~) unstable; urgency=low
+ Documentation:
+ * dgit(1): Remove some obsolete caveats from BUGS.
* Provide for mirroring git updates to a different server.
- -- Ian Jackson <> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:26:07 +0100
+ -- Ian Jackson <> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:30:19 +0100
dgit (0.30) unstable; urgency=high
diff --git a/dgit.1 b/dgit.1
index 1c87e9a..c569347 100644
--- a/dgit.1
+++ b/dgit.1
@@ -637,25 +637,8 @@ and other subprograms and modules used by dgit are affected by various
environment variables. Consult the documentaton for those programs
for details.
-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.
-dgit push should perhaps do `git push origin', or something similar,
-by default.
-Debian does not have a working rmadison server, so to find out what
-version of a package is in the archive, or to canonicalise suite
-names, we ssh directly into the ftpmaster server and run psql there to
-access the database.
-The mechanism for checking for and creating per-package repos on
-alioth is a hideous bodge. One consequence is that dgit currently
-only works for people with push access.
-Debian Maintainers are currently not able to push, as there is not
-currently any mechanism for determining and honouring the archive's
-ideas about access control. Currently only DDs can push.
+Debian Maintainers are currently not able to push, as the project
+lacks a list of their ssh keys (!)
dgit's git representation of format `3.0 (quilt)' source packages does
not represent the patch stack as git commits. Currently the patch
@@ -689,10 +672,6 @@ remote tracking suite branch.
The option parser requires values to be cuddled to the option name.
-dgit assumes knowledge of the archive database. (The information dgit
-needs is not currently available via any public online service with a
-well-defined interface, let alone a secure one.)
--dry-run does not always work properly, as not doing some of the git
fetches may result in subsequent actions being different. Doing a
non-dry-run dgit fetch first will help.