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diff --git a/tests/tests/quilt-gbp b/tests/tests/quilt-gbp
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@@ -2,6 +2,22 @@
set -e
. tests/lib
+# `dgit build-source` cleans before applying patches. However, the
+# clean targets of 3.0 (quilt) packages are allowed to assume that
+# patches are applied. If they are not, the clean targets can
+# misbehave in basically two ways:
+# - fail to clean everything
+# - error out and stop the build
+# In this test, what we want to see is whether dgit detects that quilt
+# fixup cannot be linear because the user has failed to pass --gbp.
+# So we need to ensure the package's clean target does not error out,
+# because that blocks dgit attempting quilt linearisation. This
+# environment variable tells the example package's clean target not to
+# error out if it notices that patches have not yet been applied.