[PATCH] t0001: validate Git -rcN version numbers correctly

John Keeping john at keeping.me.uk
Sat Apr 27 11:48:56 CEST 2013

When creating the GIT-VERSION-FILE that we use to test that the version
of Git in git/ is the same as in the CGit Makefile, Git applies the
transform "s/-/./g" to the version string.  This doesn't affect released
versions but does change RC version numbers such as 1.8.3-rc0.

While CGit should only refer to a released Git version in general, it is
useful to developers who want to test upcoming Git releases if the tests
do work with RCs, so change t0001 to apply the same transform to our
Makefile version before comparing it to the contents of

Signed-off-by: John Keeping <john at keeping.me.uk>
 tests/t0001-validate-git-versions.sh | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tests/t0001-validate-git-versions.sh b/tests/t0001-validate-git-versions.sh
index 416ac30..a65b35e 100755
--- a/tests/t0001-validate-git-versions.sh
+++ b/tests/t0001-validate-git-versions.sh
@@ -11,10 +11,15 @@ test_expect_success 'extract Git version from Makefile' '
 	}" ../../Makefile >makefile_version
+# Note that Git's GIT-VERSION-GEN script applies "s/-/./g" to the version
+# string to produce the internal version in the GIT-VERSION-FILE, so we
+# must apply the same transformation to the version in the Makefile before
+# comparing them.
 test_expect_success 'test Git version matches Makefile' '
 	( cat ../../git/GIT-VERSION-FILE || echo "No GIT-VERSION-FILE" ) |
 	sed -e "s/GIT_VERSION[ 	]*=[ 	]*//" -e "s/\\.dirty$//" >git_version &&
-	test_cmp git_version makefile_version
+	sed -e "s/-/./g" makefile_version >makefile_git_version &&
+	test_cmp git_version makefile_git_version
 test_expect_success 'test submodule version matches Makefile' '

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