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Re: Git 'gcc-9_1_0-release' tag vs. GCC 9.1 release: 'BASE-VER' difference


On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 at 16:18, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 at 16:13, Thomas Schwinge <thomas@codesourcery.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > We have found that the Git 'gcc-9_1_0-release' tag doesn't correspond to
> > the actual GCC 9.1 release.  The GCC 9.1 release (as per 'gcc-9.1.0.tar'
> > as well as 'svn+ssh://gcc.gnu.org/svn/gcc/tags/gcc_9_1_0_release',
> > r272156) would correspond to Git commit
> > 3defceaa1a2987fa90296abfbcc85d7e9ad59684 "Update ChangeLog and version
> > files for release", but the Git 'gcc-9_1_0-release' tag points one commit
> > further: Git commit 1f54d412a517f3a4b82f3dd77517842fb4de099a "BASE-VER:
> > Set to 9.1.1".  (That's not a big problem; the 'BASE-VER' update is
> > indeed the only difference.)
>
> That's probably my fault, I think I created the tag.
>
> > The Git tag can't be corrected now (would it make sense to push a Git
> > 'gcc-9_1_0-release-corrected' tag?), but I wanted to post this, to get it
> > into the mighty Internet archives; may this note help others who stumble
> > over the same thing.
>
> Can't we just delete the tag and add it at the right commit?

I don't think I can do that by pushing a new tag to the repo, but
somebody with the right privs could do it locally on sourceware.org. I
think Jason and Joseph should be able to, maybe others too.

Changing a tag isn't like rebasing history of a branch, it's not going
to mess things up for anybody.


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