[mythtv-users] MythTV 29.1 and git?

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Tue Mar 27 00:44:56 UTC 2018

On Mon, 26 Mar 2018 20:33:55 -0400, you wrote:

>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.

You would need to use the "git" command, rather than downloading an


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