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dgit-maint-merge(7): Include instructions to clone existing repo
authorSean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:08:51 +0000 (14:08 -0700)
committerIan Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
Sat, 6 Jan 2018 01:26:22 +0000 (01:26 +0000)
Signed-off-by: Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>
dgit-maint-merge.7.pod

index cb9fe4e..cfbe1c3 100644 (file)
@@ -202,7 +202,16 @@ this workflow.  It should be skipped when debianising a new package.
 
 =head2 Existing git history using another workflow
 
-First, dump any existing patch queue:
+First, if you don't already have the git history locally, clone it,
+and obtain the corresponding orig.tar from the archive:
+
+=over 4
+
+    % git clone git.debian.org:collab-maint/foo
+    % cd foo
+    % origtargz
+
+Now dump any existing patch queue:
 
 =over 4