Any way to manually set a git hash when deploying to GitHub?

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Chris Esposito

01 Apr, 2019 09:28 AM

Hi guys.
I have an app that automatically builds itself whenever I push.
It then uploads the binaries to a second GitHub repo, which creates an installer package on Windows.
This in turn uploads the installer package to the released page of the app's repo.

This works - the file is uploaded, however GitHub cannot provide a hash to go alongside of it. Basically, the file is updated, but the hash and date remain unchanged.
Is there any way to manually provide a git hash when deploying to a remote GitHub repository?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 01 Apr, 2019 05:41 PM

    Ilya Finkelshteyn's Avatar

    Hi Chris,

    Am I understanding you correctly that in your GItHub relieases deployment settings you have optional Repository name setting (repository in YAML) set to non-default repository, and want to be able to configure target_commitish when AppVeyor calls Create a release API?


  2. 2 Posted by Chris Esposito on 01 Apr, 2019 08:23 PM

    Chris Esposito's Avatar

    Yes, that's correct. I use a non-default `repository` setting.
    I'm not sure that it's `target_commitish` that needs to change, though, as the API docs seem to suggest that it defaults to `master` (which is what I'd want things to be tagged as).

    To clarify a bit, this YAML file here defines how the artifacts are uploaded to GitHub releases:

    And here are the releases:

    If you look at the `continuous-win32` release, it will say that it was released in November 2018, and the commit hash (and source) is from then too. However, the .exe itself is the latest version just released last night. It looks like the metadata is not being updated.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 02 Apr, 2019 02:09 AM

    Ilya Finkelshteyn's Avatar

    I believe this is expected behavior as you hard-coded the tag. In this case AppVeyor calls Edit a release API which does not update the SHA. If you add say $(appveyor_build_version) to the tag name, it will display latest SHA in eachnew release.

  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 02 Jun, 2019 09:01 PM.

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