[Reportbug-maint] Bug#695778: please use proper (annotated) tags in GIT repo of reportbug

Yaroslav Halchenko yoh at debian.org
Wed Dec 12 18:44:07 UTC 2012

On Wed, 12 Dec 2012, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> I don't think that a bug is the proper way to mention it but no problem :)

it is the easiest imho and I personally prefer it when any package
related problems get reported to debian BTS so there is lower chance I
would forget fixing it

> > current tags post 6.0 are the "lightweight" ones (made by default with 'git
> > tag' without any -m or -s) -- they have no meta information (author, date), and
> > thus e.g. are not even used by git describe by default.

> I'm using 'debcommit -r' to create the tags, so if you want that to
> change, feel free to reopen and reassign the bug to that tool.

ah, cool... btw -- it  already seems to have --sign-tags option
which would be even better (to verify/guarantee authenticity of GIT

But altogether fixing that tool would not fix already existing
tags -- so you might like to take a manual action as well (i.e. retag
them), so I will just keep this report not reassigned and will open a
new one against debcommit.

that was just a hint anyways -- if you don't care, why should I? (until
I run into it again and out of my poor memory "hint" again ;) )

Yaroslav O. Halchenko
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