[vbox-dev] SVN questions

Martin Simmons martin at lispworks.com
Mon Sep 12 08:41:27 PDT 2011

>>>>> On Fri, 09 Sep 2011 12:43:48 -0500, Perry Halbert said:
> Two questions
> I have looked through the code for some time and just can't seem to see it.
> Building DEB from SVN:
> What tag and where would I put it to *not build the *-dbg...  .deb?
> Also when building deb, the release version is built into the file name 
> but the release version is not included in the about screen like it is 
> when building a *.run (it just shows r0).  What would I need to do to 
> include the release number in the about information?

Try creating a file callled SVN_REVISION at the top level of the source tree
containing the line

svn_revision := nnnnn

The deb/rpm build scripts get their revision number from that variable.
Oracle's build process has some unpublished steps.


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