[development] Confused: package value of info files

Chad Phillips -- Apartment Lines chad at apartmentlines.com
Thu Dec 21 15:53:42 UTC 2006

i, too, was puzzled by this, and ended up concluding that the "$Name 
$" trick didn't work.  further discussions on IRC and some playing  
around revealed that, at least in my case, it only worked after i had  
both committed that to the .info file, then pulled a completely fresh  
checkout of the module (checkout, not update!).

i think the deal is that CVS name expansion doesn't work for  
updates?  perhaps Derek will grace us with the actual mechanics...  :)

it might be a good idea to get something in the official doc about  
how the name expansion works exactly, because it's certainly not self- 
evident.  :)


On Dec 21, 2006, at 8:20 AM, Ken Rickard wrote:

> OK, now I'm confused, since the standard changed slightly since I  
> wrote my .info file.
> I changed the version string to version = "$Name" and committed the  
> change.
> When I then run cvs update, the string in the info file returns as:
> version = "$Name:  $"
> I assume that this is by design and I should not worry about it.   
> But it does not conform to the documentation.
> References:
> http://drupal.org/cvs?commit=48687
> http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/drupal/contributions/modules/mysite/ 
> mysite.info?r1=
> Ken Rickard
> agentrickard

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