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    SubjectRe: Updated git HOWTO for kernel hackers
    On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 06:24:54PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    > 10) don't forget to download tags from time to time.
    >
    > git-pull-script only downloads sha1-indexed object data, and the
    > requested remote head. This misses updates to the .git/refs/tags/ and
    > .git/refs/heads directories. It is advisable to update your kernel .git
    > directories periodically with a full rsync command, to make sure you got
    > everything:
    >
    > $ cd linux-2.6
    > $ rsync -a --delete --verbose --stats --progress \
    > rsync://rsync.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git/
    > \ <- word-wrapped backslash; sigh
    > .git/

    Ok, this is annoying. Is there some reason why git doesn't pull the
    tags in properly when doing a merge? Chris and I just hit this when I
    pulled his 2.6.12.1 tree and and was wondering where the tag went.

    thanks,

    greg k-h
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