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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: git revision missing when building 4.1.7 from the source tarball
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:47:21 GMT

> On Sep 18, 2019, at 1:43 AM, Don Lewis <> wrote:
> If you build 4.1.7 starting with the source tarball, the git revision
> isn't included in the build result because the source tarball doesn't
> include the .git directory.  That is needed so that 'git log' can find
> the most recent commit hash.  I wasn't able to find a reasonable subset
> of the .git contents that would allow this to work.
> This problem was probably also present with svn, but nobody noticed.

It was actually. That is because the RCversion is determined at build time. We could, when
we make the src distribution store that info away in a file someplace, but that would involve
changing the build process (and accordingly.

Maybe something for 4.2.x and trunk?
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