[mythtv-users] git & wiki

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Dec 9 03:17:45 UTC 2010

On Dec 8, 2010, at 9:03 PM, Ian Kent wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-12-08 at 11:13 -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Dec 8, 2010, at 10:10 AM, Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
>>>>> Other git tools get things right when the first
>>>>> 8 digits is provided and there hasn't been any time that I have tried to
>>>>> use just the first 8 digits that has not returned the commit I was
>>>>> after.
>>> OK, that is helpful info!
>> git describe gives you a minimal hash that is guaranteed to be unique.
>> If more than 8 characters are needed, it'll give 'em to you.
> But won't a variable length commit number cause havoc with things like
> rpm version comparisons.

Not if done correctly, per Fedora's packaging guidelines.

> I guess there's a need to ensure that the
> version string components used allow for a previous component that is
> always increasing.



Jarod Wilson
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