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Re: [Findutils-patches] Automatically-generated regexp documentation

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] Automatically-generated regexp documentation
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:42:59 -0500
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On 10/21/2016 02:46 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Eric Blake wrote:
>>> I get lots of "error in tag foo: missingEmail" errors, and an error exit
>>> code. I guess this is just a minor annoyance?
>> Sounds like the tags were created in a much older version of git, and
>> that newer git complains about what the older version was able to
>> create.  The solution is probably to recreate those tags with a valid
>> format, although propagating new tags to anyone that already has the old
>> ones checked out is not easy.
> Here's how the Automake repository got fixed regarding this type of error:

Well, it's a (partial) recipe for how to fix automake, although I note
that automake.git has not actually been fixed yet.  I've asked for more
information on that thread on the rest of the steps used in that recipe
(namely, how to generate the file to feed to git fast-import in the
first place). Then I can probably try to fix automake.git as well as

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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