xf86-driver-ati 6.6.191 not tagged...

Michel Dänzer michel at tungstengraphics.com
Wed Apr 11 07:03:11 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 16:00 +0200, Matthias Hopf wrote:
> On Apr 11, 07 15:31:27 +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > > 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?
> Actually, it seems the upstream repository was somehow inconsistent in
> the pci-reworks branch, and my git-fetch actually always failed :-/

Ah, I think George rebased the branch a couple of times.

> > > 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...
> I have files for all tags, and I thought that would be the default
> location for storing tag information... It's getting stranger ever
> since...

I think it's a recent (1.5ish) git feature that it can pack tags as

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