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Re: [sysvinit-devel] init version string

From: Jesse Smith
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] init version string
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:44:02 -0300
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On 10/20/18 5:26 PM, Matias Fonzo wrote:
> 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.  :-)

If you are in the top level directory already, you can also just run
"make", it will perform the same action. The top level Makefile
basically just sets the VERSION variable and passes it to src/Makefile.

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