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authorIan Jackson <>2018-07-04 01:27:42 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2018-07-04 01:59:22 +0100
commiteb41bc5fcd22bfe48820ef82bc2ce0c0f7131bc1 (patch)
tree3b164ea1625687adf2e67a58254ec4824d9aa179 /dgit.1
parentd9d77b27a18c939cb1ca280b2f18e15389ec88ff (diff)
dgit(1): checkout: Document when this acceses the network
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
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@@ -124,6 +124,11 @@ NB: dgit checkout will only do a fetch if it has to.
If you already have the suite branch,
and want to merge your branch with updates from the archive,
use dgit pull.
+dgit checkout will normally need to aceess the archive server,
+to canonicalise the provided suite name.
+The exception is if you specify the canonical name,
+and the branch (or tracking branch) already exists.
\fBdgit build\fR ...