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Re: [PATCH 2/2] filter-branch: Handle rewritting (very) old style tags which lack tagger




Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 08, 2017 at 09:06:20AM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
>
>> Such as v2.6.12-rc2..v2.6.13-rc3 in the Linux kernel source tree.
>> 
>> Insert a fake tag header, since newer `git mktag` wont accept the input
>> otherwise:
>
> Hmm. Now your resulting tag will have this crufty "unknown@xxxxxxxxxxx"
> header baked into it, won't it?
>
> Should we instead make git-mktag more lenient (possibly with a
> command-line option to reduce accidental omissions)?

That sounds sensible. Thanks for injecting a dose of sanity.