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Re: git tag for 2.29.1 release

On Tue, 3 Oct 2017, Nick Clifton wrote:

> Hi Richard,
> > No, there appear to be many more changes in the tarball vs. The tag. Just diff yourselves. 
> Hmmm, this might not be easy.  Please could you try the tag 
> "binutils-2_29_1.1".  This should be closer to the release tarballs but 
> it is still not perfect.  I am not sure that I can get it any closer.  
> (If you know how I can, then please tell me.  I am not very good with 
> git).

Yes, that works for me.

> I used a new tag name rather than moving the old one as this was the method recommended by the
> git tag help page.  I did not want to risk breaking things for people who have already used the
> binutils-2_29_1 tag.

OTOH the old tag doesn't correspond to the release -- it misses fixes that
are in the release tarball, PR21441, PR22150, PR22048, PR22148 and 

But it's of course up to you whether to move the tag or not.


Richard Biener <>
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