Re: Status of dgit (good for NMUs and fast-forwarding Debian branches)
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 04:25:06PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> I don't understand the arguments against 3.0 (git). For every 3.0 (quilt)
> package, you can produce a 3.0 (git) with exactly the same data (but not
> metadata) bits.
> It is claimed that it can smuggle some not visible data. That's what
> prune is for. Git goes a long way towards saving old data for recovery
> purposes, but deleting object not reachable from HEAD you ship is no
> rocket science.
Of course unreachable objects should be pruned from a 3.0 (git)
package. But I believe the FTP team's concerns are about *reachable*
objects that may be copyright violations. It is hard enough to check
this for one version.
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- Albert Camus