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Re: misc/47095: MKREPRO=yes is unacceptable for releases
The following reply was made to PR misc/47095; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/47095: MKREPRO=yes is unacceptable for releases
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:32:09 +0200
On Sat, 20 Oct 2012, jakllsch%kollasch.net@localhost wrote:
>MKREPRO=yes builds are unacceptable for release builds.
>install 6.0, be unable to find any useful information about who or what built
>don't bulid releases with MKREPRO=yes
I agree that this is problem, but I have a different idea for a
Modify MKREPRO to allow it to insert sanitised information into
places like /etc/release, the output from sysctl kern.version,
and the output from uname -v. Two MKREPRO builds with the same
sanitised information should be identical, but two MKREPRO builds
with different sanitised information should be different.
I have been meaning to work on this, but I have not got around to
it. For my own use, I want the framework to allow me to embed my
private branch name and revision number into the kernel version,
along with comments like "testing a patch for PR nnnn", so that
"uname -a" can help me verify that I booted the correct test kernel.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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