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

On Sun, 7 Oct 2007 09:54:39 -0400, Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> said: 

> 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.

        What does this mean in non-git context?

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