mercurial at 12996: 5 new changesets

Eric Eisner ede at
Fri Dec 3 08:23:35 CST 2010

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 06:45, Thomas Arendsen Hein <thomas at>wrote:

> mercurial/ uses "cmd += ['--date', ...", but --date was
> added in Git 1.7.0, which is newer than the current version in
> Debian stable (

I have tested with git 1.6 (and now again with, and my git
correctly logs the date when passed. The date passed by mercurial and the
default date in the tests are different, and the commit hashes would change
if it didn't recognize the --date option.

My results are from building git at specified versions, could Debian be
doing something funny?

This breaks test-subrepo-git.t (and of course the actual
> functionality, but since this is new, I do not yet miss it :))

Unfortunately I have no idea how to make the tests pass with git older than
1.7. The tests pass with the newest version of git, but git's output changes
too much before 1.7. Almost all commands are told to be quiet, but older
versions have different ideas of what quiet means, and still some double
quotes were changed to single quotes, etc.

The tests functionally work with 1.6 (and, and major versions
before 1.6 expect commands to be 'git-commit' instead of 'git commit' and
should fail verbosely (although not descriptively).

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