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Re: [virt-tools-list] [PATCH-v5.5 5/5] virt-manager version-id changes

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 10:01:28AM -0400, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> I like what the referenced script does.  Unfortunately, it works
> with autotools and those have been removed from virt-manager and
> replaced with python's distutils which has the same or at least
> similar objectives but is definitely different.

Iirc, this scrit just outputs a version number on stdin, so while the
usage instructions are about an autotools based build system, I assume
it should not be too difficult to adapt it to different needs/build

> I like using a tag as the basis for "version."  Unfortunately, this
> is a bit difficult.  AFAIK, you cannot set a tag via patch and
> version is set from the value of the hardcoded and git tracked
> virtcli/cliconfig.__version__ which has the current value of
> "0.9.4".  In addition, the tags which are used to identify the
> commit which is the base (top level) for a release has the form of
> RELEASE-0.0.0-1 ... a little string editing gets this to "0.0.0".

I'm not sure what you are trying to get to here... You can
- tweak the script to understand your tag format
- replace the hardcoded version string in virtcli/cliconfig.__version__
  with something that comes from the git-version-gen script
Oh, or is #2 complicated to do? /me just glanced over the rest of the

> While I like the information provided by git-describe--tags, it does
> not necessarily produce an increasing number.  Consider a base with
> the tag of "0.9.100".  Now have two branches off that.

I basically stopped reading here :) Yeah, if you start considering
branches, things get harder, but I rather stay with a simple solution
with known caveats rather than something more complicated/invasive.

> The git-describe--tags information would
> (IMHO) be good for an internal "version" but not when used for the
> version-id in a sdist-tarball or an rpm.  Right now, I am not going
> to worry about git-describe--tags and a potention internale
> version-id.

Not sure if you are talking about the git-version-gen script, or just
the built-in git describe command. The git-version-gen script gives
you a nice version number as soon as your HEAD corresponds to a tag.


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