[PATCH 1/7] Fix version number in a couple of places.

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Mon Aug 8 16:11:03 BST 2011

Richard Kettlewell writes ("Re: [PATCH 1/7] Fix version number in a couple of places."):
> On 04/08/2011 15:26, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Perhaps we should have it do something involving "git-describe", iff
> > there is a .git directory, and have a tarball release process
> > which leaves a version dropping file ?
> I'll have a play sometime, if nobody beats me to it.

For an example of the kind of approach I took in another project, see


used in Makefiles etc. directly, or like this:


(see near line 2008, or search for revid)

This was a quick-and-dirty replacement for an arrangement based on CVS


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