source-only builds and .buildinfo

Sean Whitton spwhitton at
Sat Jun 24 19:32:31 UTC 2017


Thank you all for some interesting reading in this thread.

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 03:42:07PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> However, `dgit push-source' is a different case.  That is a command
> where the dgit user asks dgit to upload their package source code to
> Debian, but without doing any kind of binary package build at all.
> (Probably the user has done some kind of pre-upload test to check that
> the source does generate working binaries, but **perhaps of a source
> package with a different version in the changelog, or something.)**

FWIW, this is precisely where I expect to be using `dgit build-source`
myself (though it wasn't me who came up with the feature).

`dgit sbuild`, test the binaries, `dch -r`, `dgit push-source` -- no
need to do a binary build to test the `dch -r`.

Sean Whitton
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