which automatically call `git gc --auto`. (See linkgit:git-gc.)
If these objects are removed and were referenced by the cloned repository,
then the cloned repository will become corrupt.
+Note that running `git repack` without the `-l` option in a repository
+cloned with `-s` will copy objects from the source repository into a pack
+in the cloned repository, removing the disk space savings of `clone -s`.
+It is safe, however, to run `git gc`, which uses the `-l` option by
+If you want to break the dependency of a repository cloned with `-s` on
+its source repository, you can simply run `git repack -a` to copy all
+objects from the source repository into a pack in the cloned repository.
If the reference repository is on the local machine