On 05.11.2013 12:22, Oskari Saarenmaa wrote:
This makes it easy to see if the binaries were built from a real release
or if they were built from a custom git tree.
Hmm, that would mean that a build from "git checkout REL9_3_1" produces
a different binary than one built from postgresql-9.3.1.tar.gz tarball.
I can see some value in that kind of information, ie. knowing what
patches a binary was built with, but this would only solve the problem
for git checkouts. Even for a git checkout, the binaries won't be
automatically updated unless you run "configure" again, which makes it
-1 from me.
PS, the git command in the patch doesn't work with my version of git:
$ git describe --tags --long --dirty HEAD
fatal: --dirty is incompatible with committishes
$ git --version
git version 1.8.4.rc3
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