On 2015-04-19 14:35, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:03:44 +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
>> Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>>> +# Set man page timestamp to last package change time.
>>> +BUILD_DATE = $(shell dpkg-parsechangelog -S Date)
>>> +POD_MAN_DATE = $(shell date -u +"%Y-%m-%d" --date="$(BUILD_DATE)")
>>> +export POD_MAN_DATE
>> But isn't this something which should be done doing once and properly
>> in the build system (e.g. in dh_auto_build), like setting all the file
>> time stamps to that date?
> Right, that was my idea as well.
> Adding boilerplate to thousands of packages is neither technically
> appealing nor manageable.
> I vaguely remember reading something about POD_MAN_DATE recently
> (debian-perl@ldo? some perl bug report?), maybe someone else
> remembers ...
> But yes, debhelper would be an obvious place to do this.
It is not entirely clear to me what you are asking for. Is this change
only supposed to go into a Perl specific build system, in all build
systems supported by dh_auto_build or ...?
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