On Sat, 2014-09-27 at 10:47:09 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-09-26 at 19:30 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > Meanwhile I've added support to dpkg-buildflags to honor feature area
> > settings from DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS, so that these can be enabled globally by
> > a builder for example for build tests and similar, but will be overridden
> > by DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS though (in the same way build flags are).
> Thanks.

Which requires a call to _parse_feature_area(), which I forgot to
mention in my previous mail. I've added it locally now.

> > I'm thinking that if this gets accepted by the project at large, then
> > it might even make sense to make it an error (-Werror=date-time) at
> > some later point, so the name would be wrong. How about 'timeless'?
> > Or can you think about some other more appropriate name?
> I wasn't aware of the -Werror=date-time flag, thanks for pointing it
> out. We should indeed transition to making it an error at some point.

The -Werror=option is a generic variant to -Woption, it just turns any
such warning option into an error.

> > It would be nice if you could add documentation in the dpkg-buildflags
> > man page, a new .SS subsection, with something along the lines of the
> > first Hardening paragraph (I had already reworked the common parts out
> > of the Hardening subsection for other feature areas, so no need to
> > repeat those).
> Updated each of the patches to include documentation updates too.

Cool, thanks! I've merged this now locally, it will be included in
dpkg 1.17.14. I ended up doing some very minor tweaks, like prefixing
the add_reproducible_flags with an _ to mark it as private, or
rewording a bit the commit message.


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