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gbp-import-orig - Import an upstream source into a git repository


gbp import-orig [ --version ] [ --help ] [ --verbose ] [ --color=[auto|on|off] ] [
--color-scheme=COLOR_SCHEME ] [ --upstream-version=version ] [ --[no-]merge ] [ --merge-
mode=[merge|replace] ] [ --upstream-branch=branch_name ] [ --debian-branch=branch_name ] [
--upstream-vcs-tag=tag-format ] [ --[no-]sign-tags ] [ --keyid=gpg-keyid ] [ --upstream-
tag=tag-format ] [ --filter=pattern ] [ --[no-]pristine-tar ] [ --[no-]filter-pristine-tar
] [ --[no-]symlink-orig ] [ --postimport=cmd ] [ --[no-]interactive ] [ --download ]
upstream-source | --uscan


gbp import-orig imports upstream-source into the Git repository. upstream-source can
either be a gzip, bzip2, lzma or xz compressed tar archive, a zip archive, or an already
unpacked source tree. If it is already of the form package-name_version.orig.tar.gz, the
version information is read from the tarball's filename, otherwise it can be given on the
command line via --upstream-version. If the source package name or version can't be
determined, gbp import-orig will prompt for it unless --no-interactive is given.

The sources are placed on the upstream branch (default: upstream), tagged and merged onto
the debian branch (default: master).


Print version of the program, i.e. version of the git-buildpackage suite


Verbose execution


--help Print help and exit

Whether to use colored output.

Colors to use in output (when color is enabled). The format for COLOR_SCHEME is
'<debug>:<info>:<warning>:<error>'. Numerical values and color names are accepted,
empty fields imply the default color. For example, --git-color-scheme='cyan:34::'
would show debug messages in cyan, info messages in blue and other messages in
default (i.e. warning and error messages in red).


The upstream version number

Merge the upstream branch to the Debian branch after import

How to fold the newly imported upstream source to the Debian packaging branch after

The default mode merge does a Git merge leaving you on your own in case of merge
conflict resolution.

replace mode on the other hand makes the head of the Debian packaging branch
identical to the newly imported tree but preserves the content of the debian/
directory while keeping the current head as well as the newly important trees as
parents of the generated commit. This is similar to a theirs merge strategy while
preserving debian/.

The branch in the Git repository the upstream sources are put onto. Default is

The branch in the Git repository the Debian package is being developed on, default
is master. After importing the new sources on the upstream branch, gbp import-orig
will try to merge the new version onto this branch.

Add tag-format as additional parent to the commit of the upstream tarball. Useful
when upstream uses git and you want to link to its revision history. The tag-format
can be a pattern similar to what --upstream-tag supports.

GPG sign all created tags

use this keyid for gpg signing tags

use this tag format when tagging upstream versions, default is upstream/%(version)s

use this format string for the commit message when importing upstream versions,
default is Imported Upstream version %(version)s

filter out files glob-matching pattern. Can be given multiple times.

generate pristine-tar delta file

if using a filter, also filter the files out of the tarball passed to pristine-tar

Whether to create and keep a symlink from the upstream tarball to a Debian policy
conformant upstream tarball name located in ../.

This is a good idea if not using pristine-tar since it avoids creating a new
tarball with a different md5sum.

run cmd after the import.

Use uscan to fetch new upstream version.

Download the tarball from the given HTTP URL. This needs python-request installed.

Run command interactively, i.e. ask package name and version if needed.


Download and import a new upstream version using the information from debian/watch

gbp import-orig --uscan

After downloading an upstream tarball by hand, import it

gbp import-orig ../upstream-tarball-0.1.tar.gz


Several gbp.conf files are parsed to set defaults for the above command-line arguments.
See the gbp.conf(5)> manpage for details.

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