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authorIan Jackson <>2018-06-17 13:04:39 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2018-06-17 13:14:21 +0100
commitedc1cd049cfa01e7d6249ea199725d2448858704 (patch)
tree19b33409c2401b5799a7a81dd573f09077b0eed1 /git-debrebase.1.pod
parent1e87a7002be126e23144cd2b0a43271e522a75e7 (diff)
git-debrebase: Use git-deborig style upstream commitish finding
As discussed in email with Sean. We could use git-deborig --just-print --version= but its error handling is rather troublesome. Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
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diff --git a/git-debrebase.1.pod b/git-debrebase.1.pod
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+++ b/git-debrebase.1.pod
@@ -142,7 +142,10 @@ The <upstream-details> are, optionally, in order:
=item <upstream-commit-ish>
The new upstream branch (or commit-ish).
-Default is C<upstream>.
+The default is to look for one of these tags, in this order:
+U vU upstream/U;
+where U is the new upstream version.
+(This is the same algorithm as L<git-deborig(1)>.)
It is a snag if the upstream contains a debian/ directory;
if forced to proceed,