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Hi list,

files installed by portage to ${ROOT} do not have the same time stamps as the 
same files
in ${D}. This creates problems for Common Lisp implementations and one Scheme
implementation in our overlay, explained in [1]. Current work-around is tarring 
up and
untarring to preserve mtimes. Fixes mentioned in [2] could reduce that hack to 
a touch of
some generated files to make them older than their sources, at least in our 
case.

Unfortunately not all package managers implement the same behaviour and I don't 
think PMS
says anything about it.

With reference counting implemented there doesn't seem to be any reason not to 
preserve
mtimes by default anymore and I think that would be the correct thing to do, 
but either
way I'd like PMS to specify what should happen wrt to mtimes, so that I can 
rely on that.

Marijn

[1]:http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16162#c32
[2]:http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16162#c52

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Marijn Schouten (hkBst), Gentoo Lisp project, Gentoo ML
<http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-{lisp,ml} on FreeNode
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