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Will .patch exist in a released Perl? (Re: Revised git related information in -v/-V output (and %Config))

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From:
Craig A. Berry
Date:
December 31, 2008 21:12
Subject:
Will .patch exist in a released Perl? (Re: Revised git related information in -v/-V output (and %Config))
Message ID:
c9ab31fc0812312112q209c94a9q63864b4356dd9a11@mail.gmail.com
On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 7:11 PM, demerphq <demerphq@gmail.com> wrote:

> When built within  a git repository git is queried directly. When built from a
> snapshot or bundle it is assumed that the source is unchanged, and that
> the required details are avaialble in a file called .patch

What happens when building from a release tarball?  Will generating
the .patch file become part of cutting a release?  If not, it looks
like the build will fail because make_patchnum.sh tests for .patch and
otherwise uses git.  Apologies if this scenario has been covered some
way I'm not seeing.

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