On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 09:00:50PM +0200, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote: > >The attached patch uses SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH as a deterministic timestamp > >instead. > > I wouldn't mind upstreaming this patch as long as SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is at > least halfway standardized. Could you please tell me whether this is > Debian-specific, or other distros are also adopting this convention?
Thanks for intending to upstream it! Yes, it is standardized  and already supported by a lot of build tools , e.g. even by gcc. Other distributions and FreeBSD are currently also in the process of adopting it. : https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/ : https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampsProposal#Reading_the_variable
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