dbp-importorig(1) Import an upstream source into a darcs-buildpackage archive


dbp-importorig filename_or_dir package version


dbp-importorig imports the tar.gz file given by filename (or a directory, if filename is one) into the darcs-buildpackage archive. Since upstream tarballs do not contain the package and version information in a unified format, you must specify that on the command line as well.

It is an error to run dbp-importorig on a package when a newer version already exists in the archive. dbp-importorig detects this condition and will terminate without causing harm.


Gives the path to a tar.gz file to import.

Alternatively, gives the path to a directory to import without unpacking anything.

Gives the Debian source package name corresponding to this upstream package.
Gives the package version corresponding to this upstream package. This should not contain the Debian part (-1, -2, etc).


The following specific files are used by this application:

Specifies the location of the canonical Debian and upstream repositories.


This application uses no environment variables directly, but other programs it calls may do so.


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