[mythtv-users] MythTV 29.1 and git?

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 00:33:55 UTC 2018

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 8:15 PM, Peter Bennett <pb.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 03/26/2018 07:43 PM, Tom Dexter wrote:
>> As I noted in a previous post, I've been setting up a version 29
>> Gentoo ebuild. I'm totally confused as to version "29.1". I keep
>> reading that 29.1 is released, yet the release notes page for it seems
>> to indicate otherwise(?):
>> https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_-_29.1
>> More importantly, github only shows a fixes/29 branch.
>> So what if anything currently constitutes 29.0 vs 29.1? The ebuild
>> I've put together was based on the most current commit from fixes/29
>> from 2018-03-24.
>> Totally confused. Thanks in advance for any clarification.
>> Tom
>> _______________________________________________
> There is not a separate branch for 29.1 - it uses the fixes/29 branch. 29.1
> is just a tag in the branch. You can see the version by running "git
> describe" in your git directory.
> If the release notes page says it is not released, that is an error.
> Peter

Here's the thing though...and some of this may be my lack of
experience with git: When you say "in your git directory" it's sort of
putting the cart before the horse. What I actually pulled off of
github was based on the most recent commit in fixes/29 (as of
2018-03-24) using this:


I'm guessing that's in fact newer than whatever branch was tagged as
29.1. So basically I'm unclear as to how I'd even check 29.1 out of
git in order to query it's version with "git describe". Clearly I'm
missing something.

I'm sort inclined to go with the newest version anyway, but I'd still
like to understand this.


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