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Re: version format for git snapshot

On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:51:09 +0200
Thomas Koch <thomas@koch.ro> wrote:

> Hi,
> my upstream tagged 0.4 a year ago and I want to package the current
> master commit a5e5f9e that is 24 commits after 0.4. Please assume
> that this makes sense...
> How would you format the upstream part of the packages version
> number? How about 0.4+24+git+a5e5f9e?
> The git describe output is v0.4-24-ga5e5f9e.
> Is there any established best practice?

One of the steps I use is to look at the rev-list to get a sequential
number which is based on the actual commits but is in a sane sequence.


git rev-list --count HEAD

These are local developer builds, not usually released, but still -
could be useful for someone. As well as sticking the short hash in the
changelog entry, we also append it to the version.

ava-dispatcher 2015.9.3908.875bd74-1 amd64

The rev-list takes care of the hash not being a reliable sort as the
hash is effectively hidden from the sort algorithm. It's added because
it's a simple way of looking up the commit on gitolite etc.


Neil Williams

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