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commit 99febfd2ad2c8d26785ab623b1a06db5dbc96b79
parent 027ab00caabf0a11d78093d124260fe8bd47f7c4
Author: Leah Rowe <>
Date:   Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:46:19 +0100

docs: link to version guide in FAQ

docs/libreboot.texi | 13+------------
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/libreboot.texi b/docs/libreboot.texi @@ -7737,18 +7737,7 @@ Libreboot freezes on a particular revision of coreboot, making sure that everyth @node How do I know what version I'm running? @chapter How do I know what version I'm running? -If you are at least 127 commits after release 20150518 (commit message @emph{build/roms/helper: add version information to CBFS}) (or you have any @strong{upstream} stable release of libreboot after 20150518), then you can press C at the GRUB console, and use this command to find out what version of libreboot you have:@* @strong{cat (cbfsdisk)/lbversion}@* This will also work on non-release images (the version string is automatically generated, using @emph{git describe --tags HEAD}), built from the git repository. A file named @emph{version} will also be included in the archives that you downloaded (if you are using release archives). - -If it exists, you can also extract this @emph{lbversion} file by using the @emph{cbfstool} utility which libreboot includes, from a ROM image that you either dumped or haven't flashed yet. In GNU/Linux, run cbfstool on your ROM image (@emph{libreboot.rom}, in this example):@* $ @strong{./cbfstool libreboot.rom extract -n lbversion -f lbversion}@* You will now have a file, named @emph{lbversion}, which you can read in whatever program it is that you use for reading/writing text files. - -For git, it's easy. Just check the git log. - -For releases on or below 20150518, or snapshots generated from the git repository below 127 commits after 20150518, you can find a file named @emph{commitid} inside the archives. If you are using pre-built ROM images from the libreboot project, you can press C in GRUB for access to the terminal, and then run this command:@* @strong{lscoreboot}@* You may find a date in here, detailing when that ROM image was built. For pre-built images distributed by the libreboot project, this is a rough approximation of what version you have, because the version numbers are dated, and the release archives are typically built on the same day as the release; you can correlate that with the release information: @pxref{Libreboot release information}. - -You can also check the documentation that came with your archives, and in @ref{Libreboot release information} will be the information about the version of libreboot that you are using. - -Generally speaking, it is advisable to use the latest version of libreboot. - +See @uref{,} @node GNU Free Documentation License @appendix GNU Free Documentation License