Author: Francis Rowe <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:06:57 +0100
docs/index.html: add more information about finding the version
1 file changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/docs/index.html b/docs/index.html
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(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).
+ 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 <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/>
+ 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 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.
+ Generally speaking, it is advisable to use the latest version of libreboot.