[Users] Question re: "dirty"

Albert ARIBAUD albert.aribaud at free.fr
Mon Nov 16 07:31:12 CET 2015

Hello Lyle,

Le Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:20:01 -0800
Lyle Bickley <lbickley at bickleywest.com> a écrit:

> I typically do "git pull --all" to a cleaned claws directory, then
> the usual compile, install whenever several bug fixes have been
> applied to claws. Sometimes, but not always, the version contains the
> word "dirty" (Such as the current "version 3.13.0-72-g031446-dirty").
> Does this mean there are known bugs - or suspected bugs - or what?

No, it just means you are building from a git repo where you have
changed some tracked files but haven't done a 'git commit' yet; IOW,
you are not building from a commit.

> I do the updates to have the latest bug fixes and to support the
> developers by testing claws in a working environment. But when I see
> "dirty" in the version, it makes me mildly nervous. Should I be
> concerned?


And if you want to get rid of the 'dirty' suffix, just create a
temporary branch (with a meaningful name so that you remember what it
was later), and make sure all changes are committed to it before you

> Cheers,
> Lyle


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