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Re: Upstream plans to add a "+" suffix to kernel versions

On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 18:36 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> Hi,
> On lkml there's a discussion about unconditionally adding a "+" to the 
> kernel version if it is being built from a version control system and 
> there are commits after the last tagged release.
> So, during the merge window you would no longer get '2.6.31', but
> '2.6.31+'.
> This is mostly targeted at users building custom kernels, but main 
> arguments are about how it affects distro kernels. Ingo Molnar would for 
> example not mind seeing '2.6.31+-2-amd64' [1]...

What he proposes there is that this would happen *only* if our base
version is in-between upstream tags.  Which it never is.


Ben Hutchings
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

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