I am using git-flow to manage a project. I am getting the following message when issuing
git flow release
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:
git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit"
git flow init
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.
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.
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.
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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