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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

Anthony Towns wrote:
> Oh, one question that comes to mind: how does this affect checking for
> non-free stuff in past revisions? If 3.1-4 had some non-free files that
> get reimplemented for 3.2-1, do we (a) expect the maintainer to do a
> no-history upload for 3.2-1; (b) check that this happens somehow; (c) not
> worry about it as long as it's only in the history; (d) something else?
> Verifying that not just the current tree is DFSG-free, but all the history
> is too seems potentially difficult.

Yes, the faq discusses this problem. This is why shallow repos are IMHO
important and non-shallow repos should only be uploaded with caution.

see shy jo

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