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authorMichał Górny <>2010-07-18 10:26:40 +0200
committerMichal Marek <>2010-07-20 15:43:27 +0200
commit6dc0c2f3384fe543a805922c6a314c7ad25a92fc (patch)
tree994c4aa6435230b829c6cc41fd771eff7ddd9e54 /scripts
parent1c5474a65bf15a4cb162dfff86d6d0b5a08a740c (diff)
kbuild: Make the setlocalversion script POSIX-compliant
The 'source' builtin is a bash alias to the '.' (dot) builtin. While the former is supported only by bash, the latter is specified in POSIX and works fine with all POSIX-compliant shells I am aware of. The '$_' special parameter is specific to bash. It is partially supported in dash too but it always evaluates to the current script path (which causes the script to enter a loop recursively re-executing itself). This is why I have replaced the two occurences of '$_' with the explicit parameter. The 'local' builtin is another example of bash-specific code. Although it is supported by all POSIX-compliant shells I am aware of, it is not part of POSIX specification and thus the code should not rely on it assigning a specific value to the local variable. Moreover, the 'posh' shell has a limited version of 'local' builtin not supporting direct variable assignments. Thus, I have broken one of the 'local' declarations down into a (non-POSIX) 'local' declaration and a plain (POSIX-compliant) variable assignment. Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <> Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/setlocalversion b/scripts/setlocalversion
index d6a866ed1835..a7b9f7607e13 100755
--- a/scripts/setlocalversion
+++ b/scripts/setlocalversion
@@ -30,11 +30,12 @@ fi
- local short=false
+ local short
+ short=false
cd "$srctree"
if test -e .scmversion; then
- cat "$_"
+ cat .scmversion
if test "$1" = "--short"; then
@@ -136,7 +137,7 @@ if $scm_only; then
if test -e include/config/auto.conf; then
- source "$_"
+ . include/config/auto.conf
echo "Error: kernelrelease not valid - run 'make prepare' to update it"
exit 1