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SubjectRe: I did a git pull and a plus appeared
On Fri, 16 Jul 2010, Pete Zaitcev wrote:

> Dear All:
>
> I have a tree that existed for a few years (a clone of Linus' tree).
> Today I did a git pull in it, and a plus appeared in the built version.
> E.g. after "make modules_install":
>
> [root@niphredil linux-2.6-tip]# ls /lib/modules/
> 2.6.33.1-19.fc13.x86_64 2.6.34-rc6-tip 2.6.35-rc1-tip
> 2.6.34-43.fc14.x86_64 2.6.35-0.36.rc4.git5.fc14.x86_64 2.6.35-rc5-tip+
> [root@niphredil linux-2.6-tip]#
>
> How do I get rid of the plus? I have (had for a long time):
>
> [zaitcev@niphredil linux-2.6-tip]$ grep LOCAL .config
> CONFIG_LOCALVERSION="-tip"
> # CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO is not set
> CONFIG_X86_LOCAL_APIC=y
> [zaitcev@niphredil linux-2.6-tip]$
>

I initially added the `+' to the version string in 85a256d8 during this
release cycle. As the changelog indicates, it means that your tree is
beyond a tagged commit and LOCALVERSION= was not passed on the command
line so the tree must be described as a modified 2.6.35-rc5 kernel, for
example, instead of vanilla. That's the semantics that the `+' indicates.


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