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Re: git problem

To: Franck Bui-Huu <>
Subject: Re: git problem
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:06:01 +0000
Cc: Thomas Koeller <>,
In-reply-to: <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
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User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)
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
>       commit
> 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.


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