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It was suggested I use hg-buildpackage to build my Ubuntu packages because it will ignore my .hg folder and files.

However I can't seem to find it in the Ubuntu 10.10 repos.

How can I get hg-buildpackage on Ubuntu 10.10?

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Ubuntu appears to have transitioned from hg-buildpackage to mercurial-buildpackage with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid).

The manual for mercurial-buildpackage explains that it "originates from John Goerzen’s hg-buildpackage," but since it is not an exact replacement there is no transitional package to guide users who are looking for hg-buildpackage by name.

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