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Re: findutils 4.4.0: copyright 2008

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: findutils 4.4.0: copyright 2008
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:22:31 +0000

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
> In 4.4.0, find --version (et al.) still report 2007.
>  $ find --version
>  find (GNU findutils) 4.4.0
>  Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>  ...

Thanks for spotting this.  This turns out to be because
findutils-4.4.0, being a stable release, hasn't upgraded to the head
revision of gnulib (I'm still at
e5573b1bad88bfabcda181b9e0125fb0c52b7d3b which is from Dec 20, 2007).
That means that COPYRIGHT_YEAR in the gnulib module version-etc is
still 2007.    Obviously, that's now wrong for findutils.     However,
since the gnulib source files are not held under version control
within findutils it's not so easy to fix this; the interface of the
version_etc function doesn't allow COPYRIGHT_YEAR to be overridden.
I guess the simplest solution will just be to upgrade to a newer
version of gnulib.


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