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authorSean Whitton <>2016-10-29 07:26:24 -0700
committerIan Jackson <>2016-10-30 17:14:31 +0000
commita6c7e5fd1684f8a7621cdf168c285319fa5c84db (patch)
tree07f2475202878e73a7c3ffcf4517f15003827646 /dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
parent8eba9566df60aa1f8f494b8947d2cf68a646c7d9 (diff)
dgit-sponsorship(7): Suggest pristine-tar(1)
Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <>
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1 files changed, 20 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod b/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
index 71fb205..e6c7730 100644
--- a/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
+++ b/dgit-sponsorship.7.pod
@@ -110,8 +110,23 @@ in their handover email.
If there are any .origs that are not in the archive already,
the sponsor will need them as part of the upload.
-The sponsee can put them on a suitable webserver,
-or attach to an email.
+The simplest approach is to
+commit them with pristine-tar(1), e.g.
+=over 4
+ % pristine-tar commit ../foo_1.2.3.orig.tar.xz upstream/1.2.3
+and be sure to push the pristine-tar branch.
+If you are using git-buildpackage(1), just pass
+I<--git-pristine-tar> and I<--git-pristine-tar-commit>.
+the sponsee can put them on a suitable webserver,
+or attach to the e-mail,
+if they are small.
The sponsee should quote sha256sums of the .origs in their
handoff email.
@@ -137,7 +152,9 @@ You should check the signature on the email.
Use C<git fetch> to fetch the git branch
prepared by your sponsee,
-and obtain any .origs mentioned by the sponsee.
+and obtain any .origs mentioned by the sponsee
+(to extract .origs committed with pristine-tar,
+you can use origtargz(1).)
Check the git commit ID of the sponsee's branch tip,
and the sha256sums of the .origs,