Strip "v" from git version

Bug #1882892 reported by Ryan Finnie
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Won't Fix

Bug Description

"version: git" produces a version from `git describe`, producing "v4.4.1+git17.ab595c2". git's recommended tag format is to prefix tag versions with "v". I know snap versions don't convey any meaning, but most developers don't consider the "v" to be part of the version number in their software. I also know you can use snapcraftctl set-version within override-pull, but that seems like a heavy solution, though I've found many examples doing that specifically to strip the v (e.g.

Since it's a common use case, maybe strip the initial ^v by default, or maybe "version: git-numeric" or similar?

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Sergio Schvezov (sergiusens) wrote :

version: git is somewhat deprecated, you can do "snapcraftctl set-version $(git describe ...)" to create your own custom logic on version presentation.

Changed in snapcraft:
status: New → Won't Fix
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