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authorIan Jackson <>2018-10-13 12:48:12 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2018-10-13 12:53:31 +0100
commit601645922a2dd91735da980227c7bf4198c2071b (patch)
parentc4f072101fba40bf5d387dbdd98d1459df82c67d (diff)
dgit(1): Document that rules clean sometimes not run
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/dgit.1 b/dgit.1
index 4521cd3..1ee0230 100644
--- a/dgit.1
+++ b/dgit.1
@@ -591,6 +591,13 @@ the build-dependencies are not checked
.BR -d
to dpkg-buildpackage),
which violates policy, but may work in practice.
+The rules clean target will only be run if it is needed:
+when dgit is going to build source or binary packages
+from your working tree,
+rather than from your git branch
+(for example because of --include-dirty
+or because the binary package build uses your working tree).
.BR -N " | " --new
The package is or may be new in this suite. Without this, dgit will