> So everything may be fine. If that's the case, sorry for the noise. (Then it
> would be nice to add a comment explaining this, for future readers.)
No, I think you are right: If SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is not set, then this
is not going to work. I have tested the patch, but apparently only in
an environment where SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH gets set before the build
 says that setting and exporting SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH in debian/rules
is "a last resort to be avoided where possible", but I guess that if
we export with ?=, it should be fine.
Thanks for pointing this out!
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