From: Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> When asking Git to merge a tag (such as a signed tag or annotated tag), it will always create a merge commit even if fast-forward was possible. It's like having --no-ff present on the command line.
It's a difference from the default behavior described in git-merge.txt. It should be documented as an exception of "FAST-FORWARD MERGE" section and "--ff" option description. Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> Reviewed-by: Yann Droneaud <ydrone...@opteya.com> --- Documentation/git-merge.txt | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Documentation/merge-options.txt | 3 ++- 2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/Documentation/git-merge.txt b/Documentation/git-merge.txt index c852a26..42391f2 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-merge.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-merge.txt @@ -170,6 +170,30 @@ happens: If you tried a merge which resulted in complex conflicts and want to start over, you can recover with `git merge --abort`. +MERGING TAG +----------- + +When merging an annotated (and possibly signed) tag, Git always +creates a merge commit even if a fast-forward merge is possible, and +the commit message template is prepared with the tag message. +Additionally, if the tag is signed, the signature check is reported +as a comment in the message template. See also linkgit:git-tag. + +When you want to just integrate with the work leading to the commit +that happens to be tagged, e.g. synchronizing with an upstream +release point, you may not want to make an unnecessary merge commit. + +In such a case, you can "unwrap" the tag yourself before feeding it +to `git merge`, or pass `--ff-only` when you do not have any work on +your own. e.g. + +--- +git fetch origin +git merge v1.2.3^0 +git merge --ff-only v1.2.3 +--- + + HOW CONFLICTS ARE PRESENTED --------------------------- diff --git a/Documentation/merge-options.txt b/Documentation/merge-options.txt index 0bcbe0a..34a8445 100644 --- a/Documentation/merge-options.txt +++ b/Documentation/merge-options.txt @@ -30,7 +30,8 @@ set to `no` at the beginning of them. --no-ff:: Create a merge commit even when the merge resolves as a - fast-forward. + fast-forward. This is the default behaviour when merging an + annotated (and possibly signed) tag. --ff-only:: Refuse to merge and exit with a non-zero status unless the -- 220.127.116.11 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html