|author||Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2016-09-26 01:13:31 +0100|
|committer||Ian Jackson <email@example.com>||2016-09-26 01:36:40 +0100|
Overwrite: Document --overwrite option (without VERSION)
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 11 deletions
@@ -330,23 +330,33 @@ This can be useful with build, if you plan to commit later. (dgit
push will still ensure that the .dsc you upload and the git tree
you push are identical, so this option won't make broken pushes.)
-.BI --overwrite= previous-version
-Declare that even though your git branch is not a descendant of
-according to the revision history, in fact, it really does contain
+.BR --overwrite =\fIprevious-version\fR
+Declare that even though your git branch is not a descendant
+of the version in the archive
+according to the revision history,
+it really does contain
all the (wanted) changes from that version.
-ought to be the version currently in the archive.
-dgit push will make a
+This option is useful if you are the maintainer, and you have
+incorporated NMU changes into your own git workflow in a way that
+doesn't make your branch a fast forward from the NMU.
+ought to be the version currently in the archive. If
+specified, dgit will check that the version in the archive is
+mentioned in your debian/changelog.
+(This will avoid losing
+changes unless someone committed to git a finalised changelog
+entry, and then made later changes to that version.)
+dgit push --overwrite
+will make a
pseudo-merge (that is, something that looks like the result
of git merge -s ours) to stitch the archive's version into your own
git history, so that your push is a fast forward from the archive.
-This option is useful if you are the maintainer, and you have
-incorporated NMU changes into your own git workflow in way that
-doesn't make your branch a fast forward from the NMU.
(In quilt mode
.BR gbp ", " dpm " or " unpatched ,
implying a split between the dgit view and the