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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:54:54 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Feature request

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 03:48:21AM +0100, Luca Barbato wrote:
> On 29/10/13 03:33, Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 08:13:09PM +0000, Paul Schutte wrote:
> >> Hi Guys,
> >>
> >> Would it be possible for you to add the version of musl to the output of
> >> ?
> >>
> >> root@...otage:~# /lib/
> >> musl libc/dynamic program loader
> >> usage: /lib/ pathname [args]
> >>
> >> I have several machines with musl on it and it will be very helpful to see
> >> which version is installed.
> > 
> > Indeed, this has been something I've wanted to add for a while, and
> > which should definitely be in for 1.0. It's just a matter of doing the
> > right thing in the build and release system to get the version in
> > there, and it's not clear what the version should read for git builds
> > between versions. I think this is a good chance to discuss that.
> git describe short signature might be the best option.

Thanks for the git-fu help. I'm assuming you mean using something like
"git describe --tags"? Use of this could be contingent on either a
.git dir, or lack of a version file added to release tarballs. The
only thing that's not clear is how to handle non-release source trees
present on a build system that lacks a working git installation.


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