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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:23:43 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: Feature request

* Kurt H Maier <> [2013-10-29 18:53:38 +0000]:
> Quoting Andrew Bradford <>:
> >How often is this a concern?
> >How are people obtaining non-release source trees not via an scm tool?
> >
> By pulling on one machine and copying it to various build hosts.  The
> fewer build dependencies, the better.

or building in a chroot
or in qemu from a v9fs mount

the build should not fail if git is unavailable

otherwise the version string is not critical in that case
(if it's a make variable then it can be overridden from
config.mak or from the make cmdline anyway)

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