[Buildbot-devel] Triggered builds and git tags

Tim Hatch tim at timhatch.com
Thu Apr 18 18:31:54 UTC 2013

Was this a brand new tag or an update?


Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:

>FWIW, I noticed that if you have two tags at the same commit,
>'git describe' will pick one of the two at random.
>But I don't think that's what was happening here, all the tags on this
>tree are distinct.
>Hopefully it was just a brain fart.
>On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us> wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 1:46 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
>>> I'm using Triggers to daisy chain a build between mac, windows, and linux,
>>> which is working great except for one thing: git tag skew.
>>> I pushed a tag manually, then did a force build at the start of the
>>> chain, and the new tag was not
>>> visible on the last machine in the daisy chain.
>>> Forcing the build a second time worked fine; this time the tag propagated.
>>> Is there some 'it's been too soon to do a git pull' timer I should be adjusting?
>>> My tree stable timer is already set to 60 seconds.
>> The tag wasn't available in *git*?  That sounds like a problem -
>> propagation delay? - with your git server.
>> Dustin
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