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




On Wed, 2017-08-09 at 08:50 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> 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@example.
> com"
> > 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.

Indeed. I'll add a --allow-missing-tagger option (suggestions for a
snappier name accepted!) and pass it unconditionally from the filter-
branch script.

Ian.