Bug#496133: marked as done (fixup version.sh to include a meaningful version in the ffmpeg binary)

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Thu Aug 28 11:55:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
> > I'm not really decdided how to fix this properly. Ideally, we'd have
> > the version number in the package version instead of the date, I
> > think. In that case, we could calculate the svn revision from that. This
> > would mean changes to the get-orig-tar mechanism.
> During the get-orig-source mechanism we could add a file to the 
> original tarball which contains the SVN revision as a string, e.g. 
> svn-revision. We can then patch version.sh to look out for this file 
> and parse its content, if it exists.

 We could use one if dates or revisions in the Debian version and decide
 on that.  Ultimately, I think ffmpeg should report it's Debian
 version, not the SVN checkout version, as we're applying patches
 possibly coming from SVN on top of our snapshot tarball anyway.

 If we really need to support both dates and revisions in our svn
 versions, then let us decide of a strict format which indicates which
 type is used:
    +svn.r1234 for revisions
    +svn.2008-08-12 for dates
 (we could keep one of +svn.1234 or +svn.20080812, but this is risky)

Loïc Minier

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