git repo missing upstream tag

Felipe Sateler fsateler at
Fri Oct 2 17:42:46 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-10-02 at 19:35 +0200, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> > Od: Felipe Sateler <fsateler at>
>  JM> > What I am doing wrong?
> FS> Which repo is it? zynjacku? I believe you need to pass -f to git tag to
> FS> overwrite tags.
> FS> Also, use -s instead of -a so that the tag is signed (it is OK to sign
> FS> upstream tags, debian tags should be signed by the uploading DD).
> JM> > /zynjacku$ git tag -s -f "Upstream version 5" upstream/5
> FS> You are missing the -m before the message.
> /zynjacku$ git tag -s -f -m "Upstream version 5" upstream/5
> gpg: skipped "Jaromír Mikeš <mira.mikes at>": secret key not available
> gpg: signing failed: secret key not available
> error: gpg failed to sign the tag
> error: unable to sign the tag
> mira at debian:~/zynjacku$ git push --tags
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> -------------
> It failed because I am not using gpg key?

Yes. If you do not have a gpg key then just use -a.

Felipe Sateler
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