Re: [PATCH 1/2] Makefile: fix missing dash when using makeLOCALVERSION=xxx

From: Michal Marek
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 08:15:05 EST

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 11:46:37AM -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010, Cong Wang wrote:
> > But in your patch description, you said:
> >
> > Without CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO, "make" results in v2.6.32-rc4+
> > unless the repository is at the Linux v2.6.32-rc4 commit (in which
> > case the version would be v2.6.32-rc4). If "make LOCALVERSION=kbuild"
> > were used, it results in v2.6.32-rc4-kbuild.
> >
> > So, shouldn't that be "make LOCALVERSION=-kbuild"?
> >
> Yup, that's what it should have said. That doesn't mean that we need to
> change the long-standing behavior of LOCALVERSION= to add an implied `-',
> though.

Agreed, we should not enforce any new policy here. Someone might wish to
use underscores as separators for instance.

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