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Re: VC-tag again

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: VC-tag again
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:45:52 +0100

Reuben Thomas wrote:
> This line in maint.mk:
> VC-tag = git tag -s -m '$(VERSION)' -u '$(gpg_key_ID)'
> does appear to be unused, because its syntax is wrong: there's no
> message (argument to -m), or equivalently, no tag name is specified.
> Is something like:
> VC-tag = git tag -s -m 'Sign version $(VERSION)' '$(VERSION)' -u 
> '$(gpg_key_ID)'

Hi Reuben,

That definitely needs to be changed, or perhaps better, removed.
For all projects where I make releases, the only mechanism
I use to create tags is by running this script:


and I do that only as part of following the procedure
described by README-release, e.g.,


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