Re: Updated git HOWTO for kernel hackers

From: Greg KH
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 18:18:22 EST

On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 06:24:54PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> 10) don't forget to download tags from time to time.
> git-pull-script only downloads sha1-indexed object data, and the
> requested remote head. This misses updates to the .git/refs/tags/ and
> .git/refs/heads directories. It is advisable to update your kernel .git
> directories periodically with a full rsync command, to make sure you got
> everything:
> $ cd linux-2.6
> $ rsync -a --delete --verbose --stats --progress \
> rsync://
> \ <- word-wrapped backslash; sigh
> .git/

Ok, this is annoying. Is there some reason why git doesn't pull the
tags in properly when doing a merge? Chris and I just hit this when I
pulled his tree and and was wondering where the tag went.


greg k-h
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