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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18
On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Rainer Ellinger wrote:

> David S. Miller wrote:
> >We can avoid this kind of mess in the future if the "-rc*" releases
> >really are "release candidates" instead of "just another diff".
> And how should EXTRAVERSION be accommodated?

sed/perl/awk -- a short five-liner "bless-rc-to-final" script should do.
A fixed procedure to just fix the Makefile, removing the -rc tag, and
copy over the stuff, can prevent that. If it's considered important
enough by the maintainer, of course.
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