Package: dgit
Version: 2.1
Severity: wishlist

It's common for maintainers using a patches-unapplied gbp repo to let
gbp handle orig.tar generation.  It actually does a better job than
git-archive(1) because the latter can perform substitutions into
.git_archival.txt such that the orig.tar is not suitable to represent

However, dgit makes this difficult:

    hephaestus ~/src/helm % dgit 
-cdgit-distro.debian.dgit-tag-format=old,new,maint gbp-build
    Format `3.0 (quilt)', need to check/update patch stack
    examining quilt state (multiple patches, gbp mode)
    dgit: split brain (separate dgit view) may be needed (--quilt=gbp).
    dpkg-source: error: missing orig.tar or debian.tar file in v2.0 source 
    dgit: failed command: sh -ec 'exec dpkg-source --no-check --skip-patches -x 
fake.dsc >/dev/null'
    dgit: subprocess failed with error exit status 255

(I believe that the -c, included to workaround #841085, is irrelevant here)

This forces the user to run a plain `gbp buildpackage`, which generates
the tarball, before they're able to run `dgit gbp-build`.  It would be
nice if that wasn't needed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 4.5.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages dgit depends on:
ii  ca-certificates                   20160104
ii  coreutils                         8.25-2
ii  curl                              7.50.1-1
ii  devscripts                        2.16.8
ii  dpkg-dev                          1.18.10
ii  dput                              0.10.3
ii  git [git-core]                    1:2.9.3-1
ii  git-buildpackage                  0.8.4
ii  libdpkg-perl                      1.18.10
ii  libjson-perl                      2.90-1
ii  liblist-moreutils-perl            0.416-1+b1
ii  libperl5.24 [libdigest-sha-perl]  5.24.1~rc3-3
ii  libtext-iconv-perl                1.7-5+b4
ii  libwww-perl                       6.15-1
ii  perl                              5.24.1~rc3-3

Versions of packages dgit recommends:
ii  openssh-client [ssh-client]  1:7.3p1-1

Versions of packages dgit suggests:
ii  sbuild  0.71.0-2

-- no debconf information

Sean Whitton

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