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Re: [sysvinit-devel] init version string

From: Matias Fonzo
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] init version string
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:26:37 -0300

On Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:53:02 -0300
Jesse Smith <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 10/20/18 4:44 PM, Matias Fonzo wrote:
> >> Thank you.  The URL you shared is the correct one for downloading
> >> the source. It's just that not all of the mirrors have synced yet.
> >> If the mirror nearest you hasn't synced the tarball won't be
> >> available until the sync is complete.
> >>
> > OK.  I've upgraded the package on Dragora -current, x86_64, and it
> > works! -- The only thing that I noted is that the string for `init
> > --version' is missing.  Could check it?.
> >
> Chances are if there is no string at all, that means init was built by
> running src/Makefile instead of the top-level Makefile. The Makefile
> in the top level directory sets the version number. So if your build
> script is calling src/Makefile directly, it needs to provide its own
> VERSION variable. Such as
> src/Makefile -DVERSION="2.91"

Ah, true.  Passing "make -C src VERSION=version ..." does the work.  :-)

Thank you.

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