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authorIan Jackson <>2014-11-25 15:19:08 +0000
committerIan Jackson <>2014-11-25 15:19:25 +0000
commit660cbb30600507979b3a43a346bcf18901130085 (patch)
treec959c5b761db39ab61478faefa8d6e6fe523e2c5 /dgit.1
parentdd2215fea46334342756a256883cb8d947697bcf (diff)
Document in manpage under `dgit push' that it is best to build with dgit too.
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@@ -143,7 +143,10 @@ Tagging, signing and actually uploading should be left to dgit push.
Does an `upload', pushing the current HEAD to the archive (as a source
package) and to dgit-repos (as git commits). The package must already
have been built ready for upload, with the .dsc and .changes
-left in the parent directory.
+left in the parent directory. It is normally best to do the build
+with dgit too (eg with dgit sbuild): some existing build tools pass
+unhelpful options to dpkg-source et al by default, which can result in
+the built source package not being identical to the git tree.
In more detail: dgit push checks that the current HEAD corresponds to
the .dsc. It then pushes the HEAD to the suite's dgit-repos branch,