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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Re: Proper version scheme for packages from git, hg, svn, ...

On Saturday 2014-01-11 12:56, Adam Spiers wrote:

No need to grab the base separately, just use --long:

Grabbing the base separately is necessary to catch the
(braindead) case that you have a tag called "v3.4-5-g1234567".
If you just run git describe, you therefore could not determine
whether your current HEAD is (v3.4-5-g1234567)-0-g9876543 or

For example, if a non-release tag is introduced into the
repository, how would you ensure that the tag-offset doesn't suddenly
drop back to zero?

git describe --match=

One would at least hope you name your release tags reasonably unique
that they are programmatically distinguishable from nonrel tags (that
would also be worthwhile from a human perspective).

So to be clear, you are suggesting a generally applicable technical
solution based on hope?

I am suggesting that people not turn off their brains.

You don't just make a non-release tag and give it a name like a
release tag.

Regardless, that is not a valid solution,
because it breaks instantly when the first tag is introduced to the

And why would that be?
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