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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18
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Followup to:  <20020225.150813.66161624.davem@redhat.com>
By author: "David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> From: Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@stud.uni-dortmund.de>
> Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 00:01:56 +0100
>
> > And how should EXTRAVERSION be accommodated?
>
> sed/perl/awk -- a short five-liner "bless-rc-to-final" script should do.
>
> Ummm... no.
>
> This whole conversation exists because "Deleting the EXTRAVERSION
> setting from linux/Makefile" then making new diffs/tars was screwed
> up. Doing it with a script isn't going to help this kind of problem.
>

Sure it would. It would make the likelihood for errors much lower.
You need to make tarballs anyway.

> I repeat: it isn't a "release candidate" if it will not match preciely
> what the final tarball/patches contains. Anything else opens up the
> possibility for errors to be made.

I think this is much too absolutist of an approach. There is *always*
a possibility for errors to happen, but automation can reduce the risk
a lot.

If Marcelo wants, I can write him a "bless" script that he can run
directly on master.kernel.org, which would make it trivial to avoid
error.

-hpa
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