Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:

> If a pack contains duplicates of an object, and if that
> object has any deltas pointing at it with REF_DELTA, we will
> try to resolve the deltas twice. While unusual, this is not
> strictly an error, but we currently die() with an unhelpful
> message.

Hmm, I vaguely recall Shawn declaring this as an error in the pack
stream, though.

> The duplicate base object is not our concern during the
> resolution phase, and the .idx-writing phase will decide
> whether to complain or allow it (based on whether --strict
> is set).

OK.  We still diagnose and just be more lenient without loosening
the correctness of the result, so that would be not just OK but a
very welcome change.

Will queue.  Thanks.
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