gbp import-orig \
Repository does not have branch 'upstream/3.x+dfsg' for upstream sources. If there is none see
on howto create it otherwise use --upstream-branch to specify it.
so I had to check out upstream/3.x+dfsg
our docs might want to have a step where we check out upstream/3.x+dfsg and merge origin
#4 Updated by intrigeri about 4 years ago
our docs might want to have a step where we check out upstream/3.x+dfsg
If we do this then we have to list all needed branches, not just this one. I think the overall description of our branches setup should be enough to give a good idea of what branches must be available locally, and I say don't bother too much, as the only person who realistically could be hit by "I don't have the new branches" problem has already been hit and fixed his setup.
and merge origin
What do you mean?