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cola/version: capture stderr to avoid printing bogus errors to the shell

We weren't capturing stderr which meant that cola was printing
	fatal: could not describe <sha1>

Signed-off-by: David Aguilar <>
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@@ -18,7 +18,8 @@ def git_describe_version():
"""Inspect the cola git repository and return the current version."""
path = sys.path[0]
- v = git.Git.execute(['git', 'describe', '--tags', '--abbrev=4'])
+ v = git.Git.execute(['git', 'describe', '--tags', '--abbrev=4'],
+ with_stderr=True)
except git.GitCommandError, e:
raise VersionUnavailable(str(e))
if not re.match(r'^v[0-9]', v):

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