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commit a2a7f8a27debeaad430c9e198f1f1a80e733c3e9
parent 39a1c6289842ae403b1f4b99086bf999dea1a158
Author: Francis Rowe <>
Date:   Tue,  9 Jun 2015 23:06:57 +0100

docs/index.html: add more information about finding the version

docs/index.html | 28+++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/docs/index.html b/docs/index.html @@ -163,7 +163,33 @@ (commit message <i>build/roms/helper: add version information to CBFS</i>) (or you have any <b>upstream</b> 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:<br/> - <b>cat (cbfsdisk)/lbversion</b> + <b>cat (cbfsdisk)/lbversion</b><br/> + A file named <i>version</i> will also be included in the archives that you downloaded (if you are + using release archives). + </p> + + <p> + For git, it's easy. Just check the git log. + </p> + + <p> + For releases on or below 20150518, or snapshots generated from the git repository below 127 commits + after 20150518, you can find a file named <i>commitid</i> 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:<br/> + <b>lscoreboot</b><br/> + 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. + </p> + + <p> + You can also check the documentation that came with your archives, and in <i>docs/release.html</i> will be + the information about the version of libreboot that you are using. + </p> + + <p> + Generally speaking, it is advisable to use the latest version of libreboot. </p> </div>