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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.9 00/14] 4.9.50-stable review
On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 02:30:46PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > Yes. I don't recall if it is a direct --force or if you would have to
> > remove the original tag first (with git push <repo> :refs/tags/<tag>).
>
> Ah, but then if someone had pulled the old tag, they would have to
> delete it locally before they can pull in the new one. That's the main
> reason I'll not do this...

In fact not, the tags are automatically replaced upon pull. I've been
using such a crappy workflow for some time in the past, sharing human
errors with coworkers... Git is pretty tolerant to this. It's just
that it's terribly confusing because you can then have two people with
the same tag name pointing to different commit IDs, I really hate this,
it only works when all users are in the same office and you shout
"sorry I messed up, I'm pushing the tag again".

> Again, use the make command that we have just for this reason...

It also has the benefit of always reporting the same version for all
users including those only downloading the -rc patch.

Willy

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