SRCREV and git packages

John Lee john_lee at
Mon May 12 06:24:15 CEST 2008

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 08:20:56PM +0200, Holger Freyther wrote:
> Hey,
> we, as in Openmoko, have preferred SRCDATE for git based recipes over SRCREV 
> for one simple reason. We need an increasing number for the package version 
> and for git we made a number up and stored it within the tmp directory. 
> Removing the tmp directory removed that numbers and we had new packages going 
> back.
> To partially avoid this issue. Get the latest Bitbake from the bitbake-1.8 
> branch and put something like this [1] into your local.conf. This will put 
> the persistent data into your home directory and you can wipe the tmp dir 
> without losing this. Another approach is coming soon as well.

Actually I use SRCDATE in openmoko-linux because I want a increasing
number even across different repositories.  The persistent data is
specific to the build machine so I decided not to use that.


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