How should I have pushed just one tag? (was Re: [SCM] Samba Shared Repository - tag end_reviewable created)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Jun 24 00:51:37 MDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-06-24 at 08:35 +0200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> The tag, end_reviewable has been created
>         at  3c524a90c6fc95ecbb13b3953ef80cd2e7c740aa (commit)
> - Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
> commit 3c524a90c6fc95ecbb13b3953ef80cd2e7c740aa
> Author: Matthieu Patou <mat at>
> Date:   Thu Mar 4 16:12:36 2010 +0300
>     s4:winbind Add comments and reformat to make it clearer
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------

So, I tried to tag a release today (for alpha16).  Clearly I did the
wrong thing, as I've pushed a number of tags that I've inherited from
other people into the tree.

I did:

git tag -s release-4-0-0alpha16
git push origin --tags v4-0-test
git push origin --tags v4-0-stable:v4-0-stable

What should I have done?

Is there any way to remove these tags from the public repo?

Also, can someone much more careful than I please bypass autobuild to
merge v4-0-test, v4-0-stable and release-4-0-0-alpha16 tag into


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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