xf86-driver-ati 6.6.191 not tagged...

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Wed Apr 11 06:31:27 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 15:04 +0200, Matthias Hopf wrote:
> On Apr 11, 07 14:50:23 +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 14:45 +0200, Matthias Hopf wrote:
> > > I just noted that ATI driver release 6.6.191 isn't tagged.
> > 
> > My tree has an ati-6.6.191 tag... try git-fetch -t?
>        -t, --tags
>            Most of the tags are fetched automatically as branch heads are
>            downloaded, but tags that do not point at objects reachable from
>            the branch heads that are being tracked will not be fetched by this
>            mechanism. This flag lets all tags and their associated objects be
>            downloaded.
> I read this as if -t shouldn't be needed in 99.999% of all cases. This
> was also assured by Linus to me. The released version is certainly
> reachable from master, or is it outside of any known branch? That would
> be a broken repository IMHO.

It's fine, but I've needed git-fetch -t before with other repos for
unknown reasons. Could you just try it?

> Maybe you can do a git-cat-file -t `cat .git/refs/tags/ati-6_6_191` (or
> however it is called in your tree) - if it is of type "commit", it is a
> local tag, only if it is of type "tag" it's a global one.

I don't have such a file, possibly due to git-gc --prune. Anyway, does
it matter? I got the tag from normal git-fetch...

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