[vbox-dev] SVN questions

Perry Halbert phalbert at cox.net
Mon Sep 12 12:15:52 PDT 2011

Again thank you for your input.

This I can do as well. I saw line 64 and tried it and yes it does work.

I was really wanting a way that did not require hacking the original 
rules file, but I guess it is just not possible.

Same with the separate ~dbg build of 57MB.  I guess I will just edit the 
rules and be done with it.

Much appreciated,

On 09/12/2011 01:21 PM, Martin Simmons wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:00:35 -0500, Perry Halbert said:
>> Thanks Martin,
>> I had already figured that out and though it works it requires some
>> intervention on every update.
>> I was looking more for a tag to place in the .../debian/LocalConfig.kmk
>> that would take the already generated release number and use it.
>> compiling beta and the string was too long.
>> I see where the $(svn_revision) is used in two of the three types of
>> builds (assumption) and the third is 0 (zero) which is what I get when
>> looking at the about in the program. I can of course manually change the
>> 0 to match the release but figured there was some way to automate this.
>> Line 54 of debian/rules
>> svnrev   :=$(if $(svn_revision),$(svn_revision),0)
>> Ideas?
> If you only do SVN builds, try something like
> $(shell svn info|sed -e "s/^Revision: \(.*\)/\1/;t;d")
> instead of 0 (see svnver on line 64).
> __Martin
>> On 09/12/2011 10:41 AM, Martin Simmons wrote:
>>>>>>>> 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 Oracle's build process has some unpublished steps.
>>> __Martin
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