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<para>
Build for distribution <replaceable>DIST</replaceable> when using
<command>--git-pbuilder</command>. If unset build for the unstable
- distribution.
+ distribution. The special value <option>DEP14</option> will set
+ the distribution to build for from the branch name. I.e. if you're
+ starting the build from a branch named
+ <replaceable>debian/wheezy-backports</replaceable> the
+ distribution is set
+ to <replaceable>wheezy-backports</replaceable>. If the branch is
+ named <replaceable>downstream/sid</replaceable> the distribution
+ would be set to <replaceable>downstream_sid</replaceable>.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>