svn revision in uname

Ian Smith smithi at
Sun Feb 7 12:11:55 UTC 2016

Hi all,

I've been using svnup for source updates for ages, and for my occasional 
use it works fine.  However one thing you don't get is the svn revision 
shown in uname, eg % uname -vm
 FreeBSD 9.3-STABLE #0: Thu Oct 29 03:18:26 EST 2015 
 root at amd64

I know where to find it:
smithi at x200:~ % ll -rt /var/tmp/svnup/
total 30400
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  3736967 Apr 22  2014 stable.apr
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  3738448 Jun 25  2014 stable.jun
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  3738347 Jul  6  2014 release
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  7926790 Jan 23  2015 ports.first
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  7927003 Jan 23  2015 ports
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  3750256 Oct 10 16:43 stable

smithi at x200:~ % head -1 /var/tmp/svnup/stable

but I don't know where to poke it so build|install world|kernel find it?

One of the reasons I prefer svnup on this very (64GB) space-constrained 
laptop is that it doesn't need svn's extra copy of the repository, but 
I'm happy to add a /usr/src/.svn dir with whatever is needed for this.

Hoping the answer is not "the build needs svn installed to get that" :)

cheers, Ian  (please cc me, subscribed to the digest)

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