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dpt-takeover -- take over a package for the Debian Perl Group


dpt takeover -t top-directory [option...] package...


dpt takeover helps taking over a package and adopting its control files for maintenance by
the Debian Perl group.

dpt takeover first creates a local Git repository either from existing Git repository
specified with the -g option, or by importing all package versions available on
snapshot.debian.org via gbp-import-dscs(1).

Next dpt takeover adds suitable entries to debian/changelog, using information given by
the -m or the -a options.

Next dpt takeover runs "dpt-packagecheck -a -A -C -c" to adjust the control fields.

Finally, the resulting Git repository is pushed to the Debian collaborative server,
alioth.debian.org, unless the -n option is used.


-t top-directory (mandatory)
The location of the top level directory, containing packages/.

-m URL
The address of the message with which the previous maintainer requests adoption. It is
included in the commit message and debian/changelog.

Conflicts with -a.

-a number
RFA/ITA bug number. Suitable "Closes: #nnnnnn" is added to debian/changelog.

Conflicts with -m.

-g URL
URL of an existing Git repository to clone. If not present gbp-import-dscs is used to
prime the local Git repository from the package versions available on

-n Local operation. The resulting Git repository is not pushed to alioth.debian.org.


Copyright 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 Damyan Ivanov <[email protected]>

Copyright 2008, 2011 gregor herrmann <[email protected]>

Copyright 2008, 2009, Ryan Niebur <[email protected]>

This program is free software and can be distributed under the same terms as Perl.

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