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authorSean Whitton <>2017-02-28 09:45:02 -0700
committerIan Jackson <>2018-01-06 01:27:40 +0000
commit1d01e5ebb230a058093afa0058cde2429545fc54 (patch)
tree286cb50431b9ceb9abc0084cb29f8a627dc97605 /dgit-maint-gbp.7.pod
parentee92b10fcb1b04597421fbac76e85daa417aa4c9 (diff)
dgit-*(7): --deliberately-not-fast-forward for first dgit push
Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <>
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diff --git a/dgit-maint-gbp.7.pod b/dgit-maint-gbp.7.pod
index c31dfa5..3c438ab 100644
--- a/dgit-maint-gbp.7.pod
+++ b/dgit-maint-gbp.7.pod
@@ -111,6 +111,13 @@ want to follow it up with a push to alioth.
You will need to pass I<--overwrite> if the previous upload was not
performed with dgit.
+If this is first ever dgit push of the package, consider passing
+I<--deliberately-not-fast-forward> instead of I<--overwrite>. This
+avoids introducing a new origin commit into the dgit view of your git
+history. (This origin commit would represent the most recent non-dgit
+upload of the package, but this should already be represented in your
+git history.)
B<dgit pull> can't yet incorporate NMUs into patches-unapplied gbp