dist-git tag question

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Aug 4 04:55:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 12:40 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> I'm not having any problems submitting builds and adding tags by hand
>> *which is exactly what we did in cvs*. What exactly is ESSENTIAL about
>> the nvr tags being automated for you?
> The fact that most builds will end up with no named tags at all because
> dist-git doesn't enforce manual tagging nor is it in the packager SOP.
> Having successfully built versions be tagged in the SCM so that the sources
> corresponding to a given NVR can be easily checked out at any time was
> posted as one of the essential requirements on the SCM setup. The current
> implementation does not comply to that essential requirement.

Define "easily". I can look at koji for a specific build n-v-r, and
get its git hash quite easily. Then I can tell git to show me the tree
when it was at that git hash. Not as easy as if n-v-r tags were
already in place, which would avoid the need to talk to koji, but
still hardly hard.

> Thus, this is
> a showstopper which should have blocked putting dist-git into production.

See above.

> Plus, automatic tagging was promised as THE reason we switch to dist-git in
> the first place.

Huh? "THE" reason? Um, no. And there *are* automatic tags. They're
call git hashes.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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