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05/06: gnu: SeaBIOS: Prettify version string.

From: guix-commits
Subject: 05/06: gnu: SeaBIOS: Prettify version string.
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2022 18:35:09 -0500 (EST)

mbakke pushed a commit to branch master
in repository guix.

commit b2fc209b2ce5b6f18f1cf9d8c599f52e608ace42
Author: Marius Bakke <>
AuthorDate: Mon Dec 19 01:29:53 2022 +0100

    gnu: SeaBIOS: Prettify version string.
    * gnu/packages/firmware.scm (seabios)[arguments]: Display version as
    "1.16.1/GNU Guix" instead of "1.16.1-guix".
 gnu/packages/firmware.scm | 10 ++++++----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gnu/packages/firmware.scm b/gnu/packages/firmware.scm
index 7239b85cb2..8c8949a5da 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/firmware.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/firmware.scm
@@ -423,7 +423,10 @@ executing in M-mode.")
       #:tests? #f                       ;no tests
-      #~'("EXTRAVERSION=-guix"          ;upstream wants distros to set this
+      ;; If EXTRAVERSION is not set the build system will embed the current
+      ;; date in binaries.  Use this opportunity to personalize as recommended
+      ;; by
+      #~'("EXTRAVERSION=/GNU Guix"
           "V=1")                        ;build verbosely
       #:modules `(,@%gnu-build-system-modules
                   (ice-9 threads)
@@ -432,9 +435,8 @@ executing in M-mode.")
       #~(modify-phases %standard-phases
           (replace 'configure
             (lambda _
-              ;; Create the ".version" file that is present in release 
-              ;; Otherwise this will be regarded as an "unclean" build, and the
-              ;; build system ends up encoding the build date in the binaries.
+              ;; Ensure this file is present in case we're building from a git
+              ;; checkout instead of release tarball.
               (call-with-output-file ".version"
                 (lambda (port)
                   (format port #$(package-version this-package))))

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