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Re: Can the automatic daily update commits be stopped, take 2

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 2:56 PM, David Howells <> wrote:
> David Howells <> wrote:
>> Can the automatic "daily update" and "Automatic date update in"
>> commits be stopped?  Or at least only performed if the last commit was not
>> itself such a commit?
> I note that these are still being produced.  Is it possible to stop them as
> they make a mess of the git history?
> I think Andreas Schwab suggested that it might be necessary as you can't
> directly compare two git hashes without a repo handy to give them context -
> but how often is that actually a problem?  If you are comparing two points on
> the same branch, you can consult the ChangeLog files and if they're produced
> separate branches, then comparing the dates is potentially meaningless anyway.
> Further, not having an incrementing version doesn't necessarily mean that you
> can't name published tarballs for the date on which they're produced.
> David

I don't mind stopping updating bfd/version.h as long as "ld --version"
displays different versions from linkers of different dates.


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