[PATCH] version.sh: Include leading 'v' from git describe

Samuel Mendoza-Jonas sam at mendozajonas.com
Wed Mar 6 07:53:05 AEDT 2019

For some reason our version script removes the leading 'v' from the git
tag. This confuses some other tools such as Buildroot and is different
to most other projects, so include it again.

Additionally now that we have tagged releases just use git describe
rather than using a SHA and date to describe non-tag commits.

Signed-off-by: Samuel Mendoza-Jonas <sam at mendozajonas.com>
 version.sh | 12 ++----------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/version.sh b/version.sh
index bf91f707..83cda7a0 100755
--- a/version.sh
+++ b/version.sh
@@ -15,16 +15,8 @@ if head=$(git rev-parse --short=8 --verify HEAD 2>/dev/null); then
-	if tag=$(git describe --tags --exact-match 2>/dev/null); then
-		# use a tag; remove any 'v' prefix from v<VERSION> tags
-		tag=${tag#v}
-		version=$(printf "%s%s" ${tag} ${suffix})
-	else
-		# Use the git commit revision for the package version, and add
-		# a date prefix for easy comparisons.
-		date=$(git log --pretty=format:"%ct" -1 HEAD)
-		version=$(printf "%($datefmt)T.g%s%s" ${date} ${head} ${suffix})
-	fi
+	tag=$(git describe --tags 2>/dev/null)
+	version=$(printf "%s%s" ${tag} ${suffix})
 	# Check if a specific version is set, eg: by buildroot
 	if [ ! -z "$PETITBOOT_VERSION" ];

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