On Sun, May 24, 2015 at 12:07:37PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Disabling the date in the generated man page is definitely the easiest > fix. > > I personally like the idea of instead setting the date to the last > modified time of the Debian package. Actually, ideally, I wish that dpkg > itself would set the timestamp of all files modified by patches to match > the last modification date of the package, which would achieve the same > thing but at what feels like the correct level.
I agree that dpkg would be the right level, but unfortunately Guillem declined to do that. See #759404 (and please reopen+comment if you have further arguments to add there.) > My feeling is that the date in the man page serves a useful purpose for > the end user by communicating some idea of the "staleness" of the > documentation and the recentness of the last release of the software. > While this isn't a huge deal, it does feel somewhat less than ideal to > lose that data. Replacing it with the last modification date of the > Debian package isn't perfect, but it's fairly reasonable. FWIW I'm fine with both options (disabling the date altogether or replacing it with the debian/changelog date). -- Niko Tyni nt...@debian.org _______________________________________________ Reproducible-builds mailing list Reproduciblefirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/reproducible-builds