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SubjectRe: [RFC] Changes file [was Re: modules directory]
On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Simon Huggins wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 12, 2000 at 01:41:45AM -0500, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> > > > This is similar to my patch-names patch, which lets you add components
> > > > to uname too. IIRC, it was rejected because it made things easier.
> > > Erm? Not really. Not unless you want
> > > 2.2.x-requires-modutils-2.3.99999-requires-pppd-x.y.z etc?
> > No, that's not it at all. It's more for doing things like
> > 2.4.0-pre8+ikd+xfs where ikd and xfs are patches you applied. With a
> > little Makefile magic, they become part of the uname.
> Yes, you implied it solved what I was trying to solve being the people
> complaining on list about make modules_install no longer working when
> they hadn't read Documentation/Changes.

The thread had moved on by then to a trick for putting changelog entries
in patches. With my patch, you can put the changelog entries in the same
files that flag the uname additions.

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