[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Remove old VCSs from version.sh

Alex Converse alex.converse
Mon Feb 21 11:17:49 CET 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 2:09 AM, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 11:05:24 (CET), Alex Converse wrote:
>> Can you give an example of where this snapshot_version is currently used?
> In 'my' packaging for debian.
>> The original documentation for snapshot_version says:
>> Read revision string from the file snapshot_version if available.
>> This will be used by daily snapshots without Subversion metadata.
>> It is in the group of revision probes that get prefixed with SVN-r
>> which implies that if it is still used it is at best wrong.
> Seems largely correct, but of course needs to be reworded to be
> SVN-agnostic. It is basically needed to override foreign, bad, or
> missing VCS information.

Don't we already have a VERSION file for when there is no VCS info?

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