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diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 6bac07b..c32ba46 100644
@@ -1,5 +1,8 @@
dgit (4.3~) unstable; urgency=medium
+ Documentation improvements:
+ * dgit(7): Discuss file executability.
* dgit archive-api-query: Avoid crashing due to lack of $isuite.
This breaks the infrastructure. Closes:#886592.
@@ -243,6 +243,19 @@ If you are not the maintainer, you do not need to worry about the
source format of the package. You can just make changes as you like
in git. If the package is a `3.0 (quilt)' package, the patch stack
will usually not be represented in the git history.
+.SH FILE EXECUTABILITY
+Debian source package formats
+do not always faithfully reproduce
+changes to executability.
+But dgit insists that the result of dgit clone is identical
+(as far as git can represent - see Limitations, above)
+to the result of dpkg-source -x.
+So files that are executable in your git tree
+must be executable in the result of dpkg-source -x
+(but often aren't).
+If a package has such troublesome files,
+they have to be non-executable in dgit-compatible git branches.
.SH FORMAT 3.0 (QUILT)
For a format `3.0 (quilt)' source package, dgit may have to make a
commit on your current branch to contain metadata used by quilt and