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

Fabian Greffrath greffrath at leat.rub.de
Thu Aug 28 12:30:37 UTC 2008

Loïc Minier schrieb:
>  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.

Sure, shouldn't be a problem to patch this into version.sh either.

>  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

+1 for revisions. I don't like the idea to indicate a package version 
by a date. Dates are ambigous, because within one day hundrets of 
commits could have been uploaded to the SVN repo and you cannot tell 
which one you exported. Furthermore dates are fuzzy because of time 
zones, so we would need to specify all of date+time+tz to provide a 
suitable reference date.

Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath

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