On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 07:37:40PM +0200, Markus Walter wrote:
> Hello all,
> is it possible to do the following: after fetching a distfile portage runs
> an external normaliser program specified in an ebuild before checking the
> hash?
> My use case is the following: I would like to improve the gs-elpa program
> and provide a precomputed overlay for melpa. However the melpa distfiles are
> rebuilt everyday and cause checksum failures. However the only thing
> changing are the timestamps. Hence if a normaliser program could simply set
> all timestamps to some predefined value (say 1.1.1970) then this problem
> should vanish.
I don't know what 'gs-elpa' & 'Melpa' are, but maybe talking to upstream
would be good here, and improving that behavior.

If the file contents or non-timestamp metadata change, absolutely the
timestamps should change. But otherwise, the timestamp should NOT

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