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Re: File versioning based on shallow Git repositories?




Hi Kuba,

On Fri, 13 Apr 2018, Jakub Narebski wrote:

> Hallvard Breien Furuseth <h.b.furuseth@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > Also maybe it'll be worthwhile to generate .git/info/grafts in a local
> > clone of the repo to get back easily visible history.  No grafts in
> > the original repo, grafts mess things up.
> 
> Just a reminder: modern Git has "git replace", a modern and safe
> alternative to the grafts file.

Right!

Maybe it is time to start deprecating grafts? They *do* cause problems,
such as weird "missing objects" problems when trying to fetch into, or
push from, a repository with grafts. These problems are not shared by the
`git replace` method.

I just sent out a patch to add a deprecation warning.

Ciao,
Dscho