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Re: setting $VERSION at runtime

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: setting $VERSION at runtime
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 08:34:41 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

Hi Brian,

* Brian Dessent wrote on Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 11:34:09PM CET:
> We have an application where the version number (for the purposes of
> creating a dist tarball) is determined by grepping for $Revision $ in
> the toplevel ChangeLog.  Because this is not a static value, it means we
> can't just set VERSION when running automake, since a commit could cause
> it to bump without regenerating any Makefiles or such.

If you're ultimately out to set the AC_INIT version argument, you may
want to read this thread (completely!) esp.
and then decide for yourself whether that's what you need.


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