On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 03:38:41PM +0100, Franck Bui-Huu wrote:
> Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > Back to the original topic - git describe fails even with some of the
> > very old commits of the lmo tree which are known to be tagged so there
> > is something wrong.
> Your issue seems different from Thomas' one. In your case:
> $ git cat-file -t refs/tags/linux-1.3.0
> So the tag you mentioned is a _lightweight_ tag. These are not
> considered by git-describe by default.
Ah, thanks solving that miracle.
The lightweight tags were all created by the git to CVS converter two years
ago. I was planning to replace those with signed tags anyway, another
reason to do so.