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* doc/source/index.rst: pbr requires git tags to be signed for using it
  to generate version information. Added a note mentioning this
* doc/source/packagers.rst: documented SKIP_GENERATE_AUTHORS and
  SKIP_WRITE_GIT_CHANGELOG environment variable for packagers.

Change-Id: I153c26f0d6876729dfb95eed2ab031c2aaa890d5
Signed-off-by: Vasudev Kamath <>
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@@ -32,6 +32,11 @@ will be very similar to git describe. If you do, then we'll assume that's the
version you are working towards, and will generate alpha version strings
based on commits since last tag and the current git sha.

.. note::

Note that `pbr` expects git tags to be signed, for using it to
calculate version.

The versions are expected to be compliant with :doc:`semver`.

AUTHORS and ChangeLog
@@ -57,3 +57,25 @@ source tarball to be skipped. Beware though, that because `pbr` packages
automatically find all of the files, most of them do not have a complete
`` file, so its possible that a tarball produced in that way will
be missing files.

AUTHORS and ChangeLog

`pbr` generates AUTHORS and ChangeLog files from git information. This
can cause problem in distro packaging if packager is using git
repository for packaging source. If that is the case setting



will cause logic around generating AUTHORS using git information to be
skipped. Similarly setting `SKIP_WRITE_GIT_CHANGELOG`



will cause logic around generating ChangeLog file using git
information to be skipped.

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