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dpt-takeover(1) Debian Perl packaging Tools dpt-takeover(1)


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 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,, unless the -n option is used.


The location of the top level directory, containing packages/.
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.

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

Conflicts with -m.

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
Local operation. The resulting Git repository is not pushed to


Copyright 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014 Damyan Ivanov <>

Copyright 2008, 2011, 2018 gregor herrmann <>

Copyright 2008, 2009, Ryan Niebur <>

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

2022-07-20 pkg-perl-tools 0.71