Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Win32 build from 1.6.3 source tarball: svnversion.h missing
On Nov 2, 2011, at 10:16 AM, Jeff Morriss wrote:

> Oh, shoot.  Looks like svnversion.h is removed by clean and/or dist-clean.

So it should be generated only if you're building from SVN, and should be included in source tarballs, and should be removed only by maintainer-clean.