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Re: Adding current svn revision to source automatically

From: Simon Lucy <simon.lucy_at_objective2k.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 09:43:34 +0000

Kenneth Goldman wrote:
>
> "Andy Levy" <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote on 12/15/2008 02:15:27 PM:
>
> > On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 09:51, Kenneth Goldman <kgoldman_at_us.ibm.com>
> wrote:
> > > I'd like to have svn add the current version of a directory to some C
> > > source code, something like
> > >
> > > #DEFINE PROGRAM_VERSION 1234
> > >
> > > or
> > >
> > > const unsigned long program_version = 1234;
> > >
> > > Is there a way to do that? Googling came up with two not quite right
> > > alternatives:
> > >
> > > - svn itself can add the current version of the file to the file, but
> > > that only works if I change the file every time.
> > >
> > > - svnversion utility can return the global version, and the makefile
> > > can add it in during the compile, but it won't appear in the source.
> > > Builder who just get the source and not svn repository access can't
> > > run svnversion, can they?
> > >
> > > Is there a standard way to do this? Is there a better forum?
> >
> > If there's a "more accepted" method of doing it than the FAQ
> > indicates, then the FAQ needs to be updated.
> >
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#version-value-in-source
>
> This 'FAQ answer' requires use of the svnversion command at build time.
>
> As I tried to explain above, this requires access to the svn repository
> at build time, right? The version never appears in the source, right?
> So If I create a source tarball and send it to someone, they can't
> build binaries.
>
> I think I need the global version applied to the file at commit, not at
> build, but I don't understand how to do that. However, it seems like
> such a common need that there must be a solution.
>
Do it indirectly, use svnversion to create the revision within a file
and then as part of the build insert the contents of that file (or
#include it) where you need it.

Simon

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