Tag build skiping because of ignored file

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José Simões

26 Oct, 2018 02:19 PM


For this project: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/nfbot/lib-corelibrary/history the build is being skipped when a tag is created because the previous commit is always an md file (a change log). Because md's are being ignored it seems that I can't have a build for a tag...
Can you please suggest a way out of this? Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 26 Oct, 2018 08:43 PM

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    Try set APPVEYOR_IGNORE_COMMIT_FILTERING_ON_TAG "tweak" environment variable to true. More details are here in the bottom of the page. We just recently added it by similar request from the other customer.

  2. 2 Posted by José Simões on 29 Oct, 2018 11:25 AM

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    That seems to have fixed it. The build isn't skipped anymore.

    Now I'm having an issue with gitversion... it's complaining about being a detached head... from what I could search about this it seems to be related with the way git is cloning it locally. Am I doing something wrong or missing any git config on AppVeyor to deal properly with tag builds?

  3. 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 29 Oct, 2018 04:52 PM

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    Please send a link to the specific build with this error. I made a quick look at nfbot/lib-corelibrary build history and did not find those errors but maybe I did not look thoroughly enough.

    However I noticed that you are struggling with GitVersion installation. Do you really need it? GitVersion 3.6.2 is installed on all AppVeyor Windows images. If you need newer version, you are welcome to create an issue at https://github.com/appveyor/ci/issues.

  4. 4 Posted by José Simões on 29 Oct, 2018 05:04 PM

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    Hi Ilya,

    The last failed build is suffering from this. See here:

    Some pointers to what I've found:
    - https://coderwall.com/p/3ipx_a/gitversion-it-looks-like-the-branch-being-examined-is-a-detached-head-on-jenkins
    - https://github.com/GitTools/GitVersion/issues/553

    Regarding GitVersion, yes it seems that we need stuff that's only on 4.x. I've just noticed that 4.0 is now released. I've opened an issue there.

  5. 5 Posted by José Simões on 30 Oct, 2018 07:23 PM

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    Hi Ilya,

    Any update on this please? :)

  6. 6 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 30 Oct, 2018 07:29 PM

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    Just tried to look at the link you sent (https://ci.appveyor.com/project/nfbot/lib-corelibrary#L593) and it seems to pointing to the empty log of cancelled build. Can you please send me a working link to this specific error?

  7. 7 Posted by José Simões on 30 Oct, 2018 08:32 PM

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    Please take a look here

    Line 593 has the error.

    This only occurs when building a tag.


  8. 8 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 31 Oct, 2018 10:27 AM

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    Did you try other versions of GitVersion? Just to rule out the chance that it is a problem with specific version of GitVersion? You can return to Chocolatey to try different versions of it.

    Side note: if you add appveyor-retry before choco install you will make it a little bit more tolerant to Chocolatey issues.

  9. 9 Posted by José Simões on 31 Oct, 2018 02:55 PM

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    I don’t think it’s related with gitversion.

      1. Replaced back the install from the official version
      2. run a build, OK
      3. tag commit, build fails

    Please check the history there, you’ll the last and the one before as I’ve described:

    (it’s a different repo, but I can’t afford to keep making this tests on the other).

  10. 10 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 01 Nov, 2018 01:24 AM

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    Sorry for delays, still looking at this.

  11. 11 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 02 Nov, 2018 02:13 AM

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    I am unable to get this error with my simple repro (build settings are in UI but you can see it is very simple scenario).

    Do you have an idea what is different in your scenario? What I would try first is to move all those git commands from init to say install so they do not happen before clone stage. Can you try that?

    Also how do you create a tag? I created just in GitHub UI and maybe this is the difference?

  12. 12 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 02 Nov, 2018 05:49 PM

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    Just realized that I used GitVersion.exe from default location. Changed to C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\bin\GitVersion.exe, still no repro. Please try things I suggested earlier and with calling your git commands after clone and let us know how it goes.

  13. 13 Posted by José Simões on 02 Nov, 2018 05:55 PM

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    I’ll be able to do this next Monday. Thank you for looking into it.

  14. 14 Posted by José Simões on 05 Nov, 2018 10:26 AM

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    No changes after moving that as you've suggested.
    I'm raising an issue with gitversion.

    (actually it seems that someone else has already reported what looks to me the same issue)

    Curious that you are not seeing this on you test repo. Wonder why...

  15. 15 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 05 Nov, 2018 04:12 PM

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    If it is a GitHub issue, please CC @IlyaFinkelshteyn

  16. 16 Posted by José Simões on 07 Nov, 2018 06:22 PM

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    To update you this: failing to find the root cause and not getting help from the project we've decided to switch to another tool to manage versioning. It's working now and no more issues on builds (PRs, regular and tags).

    Thanks again for you assistance with this.

  17. José Simões closed this discussion on 07 Nov, 2018 06:22 PM.

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