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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[1]) 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.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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