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authorSean Whitton <>2016-10-29 07:35:32 -0700
committerIan Jackson <>2016-10-30 17:27:52 +0000
commitf8455919997255ec572e457d984dd2450196444a (patch)
parent256b64652ad59ecf74a75fb3337e39dfec8773f4 (diff)
dgit-user(7): Explain "binary package"
Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/dgit-user.7.pod b/dgit-user.7.pod
index d27cd93..ac983b4 100644
--- a/dgit-user.7.pod
+++ b/dgit-user.7.pod
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ system
as if your distro used git to maintain all of it.
You can then edit it,
-build updated binary packages
+build updated binary packages (.debs)
and install and run them.
You can also share your work with others.
@@ -72,7 +72,8 @@ Later:
dgit clone needs to be told the source package name
-(which might be different to the binary package name)
+(which might be different to the binary package name,
+which was the name you passed to "apt-get install")
and the codename or alias of the Debian release
(this is called the "suite").
@@ -354,7 +355,7 @@ The C<dgit/jessie> branch (or whatever) is a normal git branch.
You can use C<git push> to publish it on any suitable git server.
Anyone who gets that git branch from you
-will be able to build binary packages
+will be able to build binary packages (.deb)
just as you did.
If you want to contribute your changes back to Debian,