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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 06:06:53 +0100
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: Feature request

On 29/10/13 05:54, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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.

    if [ -d .git ]; then
	VER=$(git describe --always | sed -e "s:v::")
	if [ x"$(git diff-index --name-only HEAD)" != x ]; then
    elif [ -f .version ]; then
        VER=$(< .version)

Or something along the lines.


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