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Git-flow fails with "fatal: no tag message? / Tagging failed. Please run finish again to retry"




I am using git-flow to manage a project. I am getting the following message when issuing git flow release finish foo:

fatal: no tag message? 
Tagging failed. Please run finish again to retry. 

Here is the sequence of steps to reproduce, with a brand new git repository and a single file:

touch test.txt 
git init 
git add . 
git commit -m "Initial commit" 
git flow init 
[defaults accepted] 
git flow release start 1.0 
echo "Line 1" >> test.txt 
git add . 
git commit -am "Line added" 
git flow release finish '1.0' 

At this point, error message above pops up, and Vim is called up to add a tag. When I add the tag and save, I end up on the master branch, with the release/1.0 branch still existing. Any ideas what is going wrong? Git flow version is 0.4.1.

Thank you.

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CuriousYogurt Avatar asked Jun 28 '11 02:06


3 Answers

Before finishing your release/hotfix branch, add the tag manually:

git tag -a v0.1.2 -m "release_added"

Please don't include spaces in the message, then finish the release/hotfix, and then you will be given a window to add a message.

If you add the tag and you have issues with the message, change the message using:

git tag <tag name> <tag name> -f -m "<new message>"

Please don't add spaces in the message.

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User123456 Avatar answered Nov 14 '22 16:11


I had the same problem, it was a core.editor setting that was giving me problems. It turned out I had set up Gedit (no idea how). Try something like git config --global core.editor "vim" or edit the editor line in your .gitconfig.

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Coccodrillo Avatar answered Nov 14 '22 15:11


I've solved this by adding -n at the end of the command like below.

git flow hotfix finish 'hotfix name' -n

-n means no tag.

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Burak Altin Avatar answered Nov 14 '22 16:11

Burak Altin