GitHub tag created with .buildNumber

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01 May, 2017 05:42 AM

I'm trying to use continuous deployment mode and each commit to master to increase the patch version.
This is failing due to tag pushed by AppVeyor is of "major.minor.patch.buildNuber" and I'm not sure how to get rid of the last part.
GitVersion file:
AppVeyor file:

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 01 May, 2017 10:38 PM

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    Hi Sean,

    Could you please check tag name setting? You can hard-code it or use environment variables to combine what you need.

    I hope I understand your issue correctly. Let us know if this helps.


  2. 2 Posted by feldman.sean on 02 May, 2017 06:56 AM

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    Hi Ilya,

    Thank you for the link. Release every tag build is the option I'm after. Unfortunately, rather than pushing my tag created by GitVersion, the tag pushed by AppVeyor is set to "" (e.g. Ideally, I'd like to see AppVeyor pushing just "major.minor.patch" (e.g. 4.0.83).

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 02 May, 2017 11:54 PM

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    Hi Sean,

    By default AppVeyor uses value of appveyor_build_version variable. GitVersion sets this value to what you see. You can check it by adding echo %appveyor_build_version% before and after gitversion command.

    So you have 2 options:
    - make gitversion generate version you need - fix gitversion-generated value by creating new variable with unneeded part cut, like $env:myVar = [System.String]::Join(".", $env:appveyor_build_version.Split("."), 0, 3) and then use that myVar as tag in GitHub publishing settings.


  4. 4 Posted by feldman.sean on 03 May, 2017 05:11 AM

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    Hi Ilya,

    Thank you again. What I've done is the following:

      - provider: GitHub
        tag: $(GitVersion_MajorMinorPatch)
          branch: master

    This gets the format I need w/o additional PS tweaks since GitVersion sets
    that environment variable OOTB.

    Thank you again.

    Kind regards,
    Sean Feldman

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 03 May, 2017 04:19 PM

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    Oh, great, this is much more clean! I added this to my notes (not familiar with GitVersion yet).


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