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authorSean Whitton <>2016-12-22 17:31:05 +0000
committerIan Jackson <>2017-01-09 13:08:32 +0000
commit7a90399d56b947280d1e396bba6d7f28f7f3ed73 (patch)
treefd5a47d0e5078a272c52658de6abeb6dfc042fc0 /dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
parent3fe959e708c8e77a6cd2aba2afb49e72559edec2 (diff)
dgit-sponsorship(7): Use --no-dep14tag
While this complicates the sponsor's workflow a little, it simplifies the sponsee's workflow: they don't have to decide whether to delete DEP-14 tags that other guides have told them to create. Closes:#849105. Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <> Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
Diffstat (limited to 'dgit-sponsorship.7.pod')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 17 deletions
diff --git a/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod b/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
index 3fc59d2..8d5b72d 100644
--- a/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
+++ b/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
@@ -107,8 +107,6 @@ alioth is another possibility.
The branch names used by the sponsee on their local machine,
and on the server, do not matter.
-The sponsee should not make a C<debian/>I<version> tag.
Instead, the sponsee should include the
git commit id of their HEAD
in their handover email.
@@ -197,12 +195,6 @@ Check the git commit ID of the sponsee's branch tip,
and the sha256sums of the .origs,
against the handoff email.
-Confirm that the sponsee has not made
-a debian/1.2.3-1 tag.
-If they have,
-it is best to ask them to delete it now,
-as it can cause confusion later when dgit push produces its own tag.
Now you can check out the branch tip,
and do your substantive review.
@@ -245,16 +237,20 @@ or similar, to to the build, and then
C<dgit -wgf [--quilt=...] push>
to do the upload.
+Check whether the sponsee made a debian/I<version> tag.
+If they did,
+ensure you have their tag in the repository you are pushing from,
+or pass C<--no-dep14tag>.
+This avoids identically named, non-identical tags,
+which can be confusing.
(It is possible to upload from
-the quilt-cache dgit view,
-but this will cause the debian/1.2.3-1 tag to be
-placed on this branch
-rather than the sponsee's working branch.
-Since this might be confusing,
-it is a good idea to switch back to the sponsee's view,
-after reviewing and before pushing.
-If you do want to upload from the quilt-cache dgit view,
-B<do not> pass the --quilt or --gbp or --dpm option again.)
+the quilt-cache dgit view.
+If you want to do this,
+B<do not> pass the C<--quilt> or C<--gbp> or C<--dpm> options again,
+and B<do> pass C<--no-dep14tag>,
+since the debian/I<version> tag
+should go on the sponsee's branch.)
If this was the first upload done with dgit,
you may need to pass