On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 06:43:54PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Marc Singer wrote:
> >
> > In working through a usage example on my way to producing bonafide
> > patches, I've found that commit is complaining.  Here's what I've done.
> > 
> >   o Fetched and built cogito-0.12
> >   o Fetched (rsync) Linus' tree
> >   o Created a working directory, linux-2.6
> >   o linked .git in the working directory to the .git directory fetched
> >     from the net.
> >   o # git checkout -f v2.6.11
> This won't work.
> v2.6.11 isn't a commit, it's a tree, and things will go downhill from 
> there. 
> Can you base it on 2.6.12-rc2 or later? That's the earliest with some real 
> git history.

I picked 2.6.12

  # git checkout -f v2.6.12

applied the patch and was greeted with an error about being unable to
commit telling me that I LONG_HEX_NUMBER is not a valid commit object.
Isn't 2.6.12 later than 2.6.12-rcX?
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