This small patch will add a date component to the ipa version when
building straight from git.

This way successive builds will clearly install on top of a previous
one even if alphabetically the git commit id has gone backwards.

It also gives a chance of remembering what/when you had installed on
older VMs at a simply rpm -qi glance.


Simo Sorce * Red Hat, Inc * New York
>From efd1c6bae37da241f33d8331cbd405d55c90fc78 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Simo Sorce <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:35:44 -0500
Subject: [PATCH] Add UTC date to GIT snapshot version generation

This way make rpms will always generate new packages that can be installed on
top fo older ones, regardless of alphabetic ordering of the GIT commit id.
Also make sure version and date variables are immditely resolved, so they can't
change during the build.
 Makefile | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index eca282a2390002dcefcc7b544b69a47b81418e0d..d714aad813f8e08c264075545a9ce678eca37425 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -16,9 +16,10 @@ IPA_NUM_VERSION ?= $(shell printf %d%02d%02d $(IPA_VERSION_MAJOR) $(IPA_VERSION_
 # target.
-GIT_VERSION=$(shell git show --pretty=format:"%h" --stat HEAD 2>/dev/null|head -1)
+DATESTR:=$(shell date -u +'%Y%m%d%H%M')
+GIT_VERSION:=$(shell git show --pretty=format:"%h" --stat HEAD 2>/dev/null|head -1)
 ifneq ($(GIT_VERSION),)
 endif # in a git tree and git returned a version
 endif # git

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