[PATCH RFC] Drop release date from kexec-tools version output
dyoung at redhat.com
Wed Aug 26 23:29:57 PDT 2015
On 08/25/15 at 04:12pm, Pratyush Anand wrote:
> On 25/08/2015:04:47:59 PM, Dave Young wrote:
> > On 08/24/15 at 03:59pm, Pratyush Anand wrote:
> > >
> > > May be we can take same approach what kernel build takes. Kernel build does not
> > > add build/release string. It just add date and time like "Mon Aug 10 23:38:23 UTC 2015".
> > >
> > > $ uname -a
> > > Linux dhcppc13 4.1.5-200.fc22.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Aug 10 23:38:23 UTC 2015 x86_64
> > > x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> > >
> > Do you means drop "released" string only and keep the date? I'm also fine with
> > it, at lease less confusion to me.
> Yes, exactly.
Pratyush, rethink about it, it is still confused. Considering below case:
git clone kexec-tools;
bootstrap and build, the version and date is the current git version and current date
after some time, git pull, upstream bumps to new version
run make again, build/sbin/kexec --version will still show the old date along with new version
I know one can say we should make distclean and run bootstrap again, but it really worth?
Am I the only person with such feel?
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