Re: Cogito: cg-clone doesn't like packed tag objects

From: Ryan Anderson <>
Date: 2005-09-28 03:34:45
On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 08:34:22AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, Ryan Anderson wrote:
> > 
> > git-rev-parse $tagname^0
> You need "--verify". Otherwise git-rev-parse will think that you just have 
> a strange filename or other random thing:
> 	prompt$ git-rev-parse 000^0
> 	000^0


$ cat .git/refs/tags/v2.6.13-rc4
$ git-rev-parse v2.6.13-rc4
$ git-rev-parse v2.6.13-rc4^0
$ git-rev-parse 63953523341bcafe5928bf6e99bffd7db94b471e^0

# The typo that demonstrates what you did:
$ git-rev-parse 7eab951de91d95875ba34ec4c599f37e1208db93^-

$ git-rev-parse 7eab951de91d95875ba34ec4c599f37e1208db93^0

So I think --verify is beneficial if you want errors returned, but if
you know you have real tags or commits, git-rev-parse without the
--verify seems to do the right thing.

Or, at the very least, in the case where I used this
(linux/scripts/setlocalversion), this behavior is fine.


Ryan Anderson
  sometimes Pug Majere
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Received on Wed Sep 28 03:35:27 2005

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