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authorIan Jackson <>2017-01-16 01:05:37 +0000
committerIan Jackson <>2017-01-16 01:14:20 +0000
commit8ac258a499a5d034684d47c6144be82b87535c24 (patch)
tree4802681d86e793217392f74242839d38dff24834 /dgit.7
parenta4e7ac2715ea7077ccedb190a783c64c06a9c539 (diff)
gitattributes: Suppress transformations in ud
We want all of our own manipulations to be unaffected by gitattributes transformations, so that the imported git *trees* are identical to the source packages. (Ie, if transformations are in effect, the *checkout* of such a tree might not be identical to the source package.) Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
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diff --git a/dgit.7 b/dgit.7
index 284fcf6..c3e5818 100644
--- a/dgit.7
+++ b/dgit.7
@@ -211,6 +211,10 @@ These transformations are context-sensitive
and not, in general, reversible,
so dgit operates on the principle that
the dgit git history contains the actual contents of the package.
+(When dgit is manipulating a .dsc,
+it does so in a private area,
+where the transforming gitattributes are defused (disabled),
+to achieve this.)
If transforming gitattributes used,
they can cause trouble,