dbp-importdsc - Import a Debian source package into darcs-buildpackage
dbp-importdsc imports a Debian source package into a darcs-buildpackage
archive, notes the package version in the configs, and commits the
change. All information, including package name, version, Debian
diffs, and upstream source, is automatically detected from the source
This program will automatically detect if the upstream sources have
already been imported, and if so, will not attempt to re-import them
It is an error to run dbp-importdsc on a package whose Debian version
already exists in the archive. It is also an error to run dbp-
importdsc on a package when a newer version already exists in the
archive. dbp-importdsc detects both conditions and will terminate
without causing harm.
Gives the path to the Debian .dsc file from the source package.
o Neither GPG signatures nor MD5 sums are verified when unpacking
Debian source packages.
o This program does not deal well with Debian native packages (ones
that lack a Debian diff.gz). It will probably work, but building the
package later might result in a non-native package.
The following specific files are used by this application:
Specifies the location of the canonical Debian and upstream
This application uses no environment variables directly, but other
programs it calls may do so.
darcs-buildpackage, all associated scripts and programs, this manual,
and all build scripts are Copyright (C) 2003 - 2005 John Goerzen.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
darcs-buildpackage, its modules, documentation, executables, and all
included files, except where noted, was written by John Goerzen
<email@example.com> and copyright is held as stated in the
darcs-buildpackage may be downloaded from the Debian packaging system
darcs-buildpackage may also be downloaded using Darcs by running darcs
get --partial http://darcs.complete.org/darcs-buildpackage.
Detailed usage information, including a background and a description of
how the tools fit together, can be found in the darcs-buildpackage
Manual. On Debian systems, you may find this at /usr/share/doc/darcs-
darcs-buildpackage applications have references in that manual and the
following manpages: dbp-importdsc(1), dbp-importorig(1), dbp-
Other related references include: darcs(1), dpkg-source(1).