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Re: RFE: allow for computed version number

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: RFE: allow for computed version number
Date: Sat, 30 May 2009 14:07:21 +0200
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Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> GCC, Binutils, GDB and EGLIBC support configure options --with-pkgversion 
> and --with-bugurl.  --with-pkgversion changes the package name used in 
> --version output (and in manuals), so you get e.g.
> GNU assembler (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.19.1
> rather than
> GNU assembler (GNU Binutils) 2.19.1
> which clearly marks the binary as being a particular distributor's version 
> without requiring every distributor to maintain their own local patch

Coreutils would like to have the same feature. See the thread starting at


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