On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Pierre Habouzit <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 02:29:21PM +0000, Erez Zilber wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Pierre Habouzit <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 01:48:42PM +0000, Erez Zilber wrote:
>> >> Why is this happening?
>> >
>> >       --tags
>> >           Instead of using only the annotated tags, use any tag found in
>> >           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> >           .git/refs/tags.
>> >
>> I'm not sure that I understand the difference between tags and annotated 
>> tags.
>  a lightweight tag is just a reference. an annotated tag has a message
> associated. Usually tags are meant as local help, whereas annotated tags
> are the ones pushed to the repositories and that never change. That's
> why many tools ignore non annotated tags by default unless you pass
> --tags to them.

Thanks for the explanation.

>> Anyway, if I move to the master branch, I see the following tags:
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/tmp/open-iscsi.git]$ ls .git/refs/tags/
>> 2.0-868-rc1  2.0-869  2.0-869.1  2.0-869.2  2.0-869-rc2  2.0-869-rc3
>> 2.0-869-rc4  2.0-870-rc1
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/tmp/open-iscsi.git]$ git-tag
>> 2.0-868-rc1
>> 2.0-869
>> 2.0-869-rc2
>> 2.0-869-rc3
>> 2.0-869-rc4
>> 2.0-869.1
>> 2.0-869.2
>> 2.0-870-rc1
>> However:
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/tmp/open-iscsi.git]$ git-describe --tags
>> 2.0-868-rc1-81-g31c9d42
>> I was expecting to see 2.0-870-rc1 here.
>  That's because master is not at -rc1 exactly, but some commits
> afterwards. Please read the git-describe manpage fully, it's _really_
> well explained:
>       The command finds the most recent tag that is reachable from a commit.
>       If the tag points to the commit, then only the tag is shown. Otherwise,
>       it suffixes the tag name with the number of additional commits on top
>       of the tagged object and the abbreviated object name of the most recent
>       commit.
> Which means that your master is 81 commits ahead of the exact 2.0-860-rc1 tag,
> at sha1 31c9d42

I read that, but I still don't understand what happens in the open-iscsi tree:

[EMAIL PROTECTED]:/tmp/open-iscsi.git]$ cat .git/refs/tags/2.0-870-rc1

The head is 12 commits from the 2.0-870-rc1 tag. Therefore, I expected
to see something like 2.0-870-rc1-12-some_hash (not


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