On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 12:08:44AM +0000, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> > FWIW, I'm not exactly entirely convinced by the exporting of the
> > SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH variable from debian/rules; all other variables have
> > been passed without exporting so I'm wondering if we shouldn't adapt
> > this to behave like other variables, reducing possible surprise for
> > users.
> Just to explain that -- if it's defined in the environment, it requires
> no special handling and doesn't need to be (re-)exported.  I think this
> is maybe the case now for dpkg-buildpackage in sid?

it's not, dpkg hasn't merged that patch (tbh I'm not even sure we
forwarded that). Though debhelper exports SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH when using
the dh sequencer.

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