[rt-users] Incorrect version when building from git repository

Thomas Sibley trs at bestpractical.com
Fri Oct 5 13:09:23 EDT 2012

On 10/05/2012 12:16 AM, John Kelsh wrote:
> I thought that it would be best to build RT from the git repository
> for convenience and the ability to rebase our customisations onto new
> versions when they are released.
> However when I clone the Github repository, checkout the rt-4.0.7
> tag, and build from there I end up with RT "3.9-EXPORTED" instead of
> "4.0.7".
> Can anyone explain why this is the case?

`rm -rf autom4te.cache/` should help.

> It also appears that the tar files available from
> downloads.bestpratical.com differ significantly than those generated
> directly through Github, the Github file shares the same
> "3.9-EXPORTED" version while the best practical file is 4.0.7.

Github's tarballs are exports of git tags, no more, but that's not our
release process and they aren't actual releases.  Unfortunately Github
doesn't let you disable the Download section, which is terribly
frustrating.  Don't use the Github tarballs.

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