On 15/05/2014 23:39, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:21:25PM +0100, Andy Hardy wrote:
>> On 15/05/2014 22:48, Magnus Therning wrote:
>>> - version: doesn't make sense in git, would it be the hash? 
>>> what does that tell me?
>> I find an identifier useful when investigating problems and 
>> wanting to confirm what files are involved.
> What kind of identifier?

Something that I can then use to identify the same file in the
repository and check it's log history, etc.

> What kind of problems and where?

> Is the file in a clone or in a deployment, i.e. you can't rely on a
> VCS to tell you what you have?

It's in the deployment, generally of on-site fixes. Deployment
involves a largeish number of files. Files are not intrinsically
dependent upon one another but may interact.

For a 'release' we'd send the customer a complete set of files, but
often a fix only requires one or two files to be modified which we ask
the customer to install. When a dealing with a later fault, we'd like to
have a method of knowing which files the customer did actually install!


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