Re: [PATCH, v2] kbuild: Improve version string logic - two for theprice of one - No thanks

From: Boaz Harrosh
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 02:39:53 EST

On 06/08/2010 09:34 AM, Paul Mundt wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 11:18:42PM -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>>>>> I already have my:
>>>>> VERSION = 2
>>>>> PATCHLEVEL = 6
>>>>> SUBLEVEL = 35
>>>>> -EXTRAVERSION = -rc2
>>>>> +EXTRAVERSION = -rc2-my_tree
>>>> You shouldn't be using EXTRAVERSION for this purpose, you should be
>>>> passing LOCALVERSION=my_tree to make.
>>> That will not work because the way I run make is out of my control. Every
>>> one in the working group has his system. The Makefile is part of the
>>> public git tree, so every one will get the same identification without
>>> any confusion with Vanilla kernel, or what was compiled.
>> If everyone using that tree wants the same version string for that kernel,
>> use CONFIG_LOCALVERSION="-my_tree" in your .config and use "make
> Or just distribute a localversion-my_tree file in the top-level directory
> like other trees do. This doesn't strike me as a particularly significant
> problem.

OK That one is actually a solution. I'll try that ASAP. If it works as expected
it's perfect. Even better than before

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