[PATCH 1/1] UBUNTU: expose the debian changelog version number via the kernel build number

Ben Collins ben.collins at canonical.com
Tue Dec 2 20:08:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 12:59 -0700, Tim Gardner wrote:
> Ben Collins wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 14:46 +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> >> We currently expose the Ubuntu ABI via the basic kernel version
> >> number (in /proc/version and uname) and expose the full version via
> >> /proc/version_signature.  We do this to maintain stability in the naming
> >> of our modules simplifying external module updates.  But this does mean
> >> that the normal version is lacking some information needed to directly
> >> identify the actual build, both to normal tools and more importantly in
> >> the Oops/panic output:
> > 
> > Sweet. Mix this with removing the -ub- version we had in -1.1 for
> > jaunty, and I'm all happy. ACK!
> > 
> +1 from me. Will we need to bug an archive admin to eventually delete
> the -ub named packages?
> Can we absolutely depend on 'ifneq ($(wildcard /CurrentlyBuilding),)' on
> the buildd? To date, we've depended on it existing for nothing other
> then determining concurrency level, which is benign.

Yeah, the buildd's always use that file. Might ask elmo or infinity to
make sure. The -ub- stuff should disappear on its own.

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