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bug #52661: gpsd -V - Different version strings generated between shallow clone and full clone builds

Submitted by:  Jason Azze <jasonazze1>
Submitted on:  Wed 13 Dec 2017 09:41:08 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Fri 31 May 2019 04:15:40 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I do not understand why this is a problem.

If you're building from either kind of repo and report a bug, there are two things I'd want the version string to convey:

1. That it's a build from repo rather than a stable release, and

2. When it was made, for bisection and troubleshooting purposes.

In a pinch I'd settle for just 2. Both formats do that OK.

I'm going to close this. If you think it's still a live issue, please explain why on the new bugtracker at https://gitlab.com/gpsd/gpsd/issues

Eric S. Raymond <esr>
Project Administrator
Tue 19 Dec 2017 01:37:29 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I think the bug was introduced in this commit:

"Fixes gratuitous rebuild in non-git directories"


Jason Azze <jasonazze1>
Tue 19 Dec 2017 01:36:07 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I think this commit introduced this bug:

"Fixes gratuitous rebuild in non-git directories."

Jason Azze <jasonazze1>
Wed 13 Dec 2017 09:41:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

A `scons build` done with a git shallow clone results in the version string:
`[master]:~/code/gpsd-shallow $ ./gpsd -V`
`./gpsd: 3.18~dev (revision 3.18~dev-2017-12-13T16:21:22.297582)`

A scons build done with a full clone results in the version string:
`[master]:~/code/gpsd-fullclone $ ./gpsd -V`
`./gpsd: 3.18~dev (revision release-3.17-26-ga78ca3d)`

By shallow clone, I mean:

`git clone --depth=1 http://git.savannah.gnu.org/r/gpsd.git gpsd-shallow`

Jason Azze <jasonazze1>


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