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Re: EXTRAVERSION ignores "-" when making kernel from src.rpm

On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 08:55 -0500, Jay Cliburn wrote:
> Paul Howarth wrote:
> > Jay Cliburn wrote:
> >> Is there a way to get the "-" included as part of the EXTRAVERSION 
> >> field when making a Fedora kernel?  If I change EXTRAVERSION = -foo in 
> >> the master Makefile, I end up with an rpm named kernel-2.6.15foo.  
> >> I've tried escaping the dash, double-quoting the entire EXTRAVERSION 
> >> field, and manually setting KERNELVERSION = 2.6.15-foo, but nothing 
> >> seems to work.
> > 
> > You would end up with a dash is the version number, which is not an 
> > allowed character. The last two dashes in a (default) RPM name separate 
> > the version and release from the package name.
> But if I follow the directions in the release notes, I get an 
> incorrectly named rpm, to wit:
> kernel-
> It should be 2.6.15-1.whatever, not 2.6.151.whatever
> Here's the relevant section from the release notes.
> Every kernel gets a name based on its version number. This is the value 
> the uname -r command displays. The kernel name is defined by the first 
> four lines of the kernel Makefile. The Makefile has been changed to 
> generate a kernel with a different name from that of the running kernel. 
> To be accepted by the running kernel, a module must be compiled for a 
> kernel with the correct name. To do this, you must edit the kernel Makefile.
> For example, if the uname -r returns the string 2.6.15-1.1948_FC5 , 
> change the EXTRAVERSION definition from this:
> to this:
> EXTRAVERSION = -1.1948_FC5
> That is, substitute everything from the final dash onward.

Speaking as a release notes writer/editor/wrangler, I can only say
WORKSFORME throughout FC5 thus far.

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