On Sat, Aug 5, 2017 at 11:26 PM, Markus Armbruster <arm...@pond.sub.org> wrote:
> Really old versions of git-describe (before v1.5.0, Feb 2007) don't
> have the number of commits in their long format output, i.e. where
> modern 'git describe --abbrev=4 --match="v*"' prints
> "v0.1-1494-g124b9", they print "v0.1-1494-g124b9".  git-version-gen
> recognizes both patterns, and normalizes the old format to the new
> one.
> Unfortunately, this normalization code gets confused when the tag
> contains '-'.  Reproducer:
>     $ git-tag -m test v0.2-rc1
>     $ build-aux/git-version-gen .tarball-version; echo
>     build-aux/git-version-gen: WARNING: git rev-list failed
> We take exact tag "v0.2-rc1" for the old format, extract the presumed
> tag "v0.2" from it, then run "git rev-list v0.2..HEAD" to count
> commits since tha tag.  Fails, because tag "v0.2" does not exist.
> We could perhaps drop support for versions from more than a decade
> ago.  But tightening the pattern match is easy enough, so do that.
> Still breaks when you use version tags ending in something matching
> -g????, but you arguably get what you deserve then.

Hi Markus!

Thank you for that patch.
I've tweaked the commit log, copied it into the ChangeLog file and pushed.

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