Christoph Miebach <> writes:

> Running this commands locally (german locale) lead to some wrong dates
> for the patches upstream.
> git format-patch -o patches origin

What does "git show -s --pretty=fuller HEAD" give you at this point?
This is to check what kind of timestamps are stored in the original
commit objects.

And what does "grep '^Date: ' patches/0001-*" show you at this point?
This is to see if the problem is at the "format-patch" step.

> git send-email --compose --no-chain-reply-to --to
> --suppress-cc=author patches/0001-l10n-Turkish-update.patch

And what does "grep '^Date: '" for the message that is received by
recipients show at this step?  They cannot be

> The local
> Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2012
> became
>       Wed, 8 Dec 2004

as these two do not even have times and zones.  It should read
something like

    Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2012 13:39:12 -0700

or something.    

Also "Date" on which message do you see your problem with?  The one
that is created with --compose?  Or the one that was originally
produced by format-patch and then sent?  Or both?

The timestamps used by git-send-email is obtained by calling time()
function of Perl, and is not affected by timezone, and the function
format_2822_time() implements the e-mail header timestamp in a way
that should not be affected by any locales as far as I know, so it
is curious where the "breakage" is coming from.

> Shall I provide more information?

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