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Re: Questions about how to use git

From: Kai YU
Subject: Re: Questions about how to use git
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 22:15:22 +0800

Yes, I also guess that I have to use the equally old gnulib. The problem is
I can use git to switch to the old version of findutils, but I don't know
how to obtain the corresponding old snapshot of gnulib.

2011/4/3 Kamil Dudka <address@hidden>

> On Saturday 02 April 2011 19:54:48 Kai YU wrote:
> >      Hi, I'm currently investigating how to fight software regressions
> with
> > git bisect. Particularly, I want to use git bisect to help locate the
> > #Bug12181 (http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?12181). However, when I use
> "git
> > checkout FINDUTILS_4_2_18-1" to switch to the version 4.2.18, it fails to
> > compile. Moreover, I noticed that FINDUTILS_4_2_18-1.tar.gz (from
> >
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/findutils.git/snapshot/FINDUTILS_4_2_18-1
> .
> >tar.gz) is different from findutils-4.2.18.tar.gz (from
> > http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/findutils/findutils-4.2.18.tar.gz). My question
> is,
> > how to get the code of findutils 4.2.18 (which can be successfully
> > compiled) by git automatically?
> My guess is that you are using an incompatible version of gnulib for the
> old
> release of findutils.  Did you try it with an equally old snapshot of
> gnulib?
> Kamil

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