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Re: twaking the $VERSION of the make dist targets

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: twaking the $VERSION of the make dist targets
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:59:44 -0600
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On 04/12/2010 04:50 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is there any way at all to tweak the $VERSION that used in creating the
> distdir (tarballs)?  While I don't want to change the actual version of
> a given package, I do want to add an identifier to the tarball.  Such an
> identifier would be introduced by a configure switch and thus subst'd
> into the Makefile.

Check out the gnulib version-etc module, which adds configure options
--with-packager, --with-packager-version, and
--with-packager-bug-reports, which are then fed into --help and
--version output of the built program to add some distro branding.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

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