Hi Reiner,

On Sun, 26 Jun 2016, Reiner Herrmann wrote:

While working on the "reproducible builds" effort [1], we have noticed that mc could not be built reproducibly. It embeds the current date into the mcedit manpage during build.

That's my fault: the dates were originally entered by hand, which, of course, soon enough resulted in that they were no longer current, so I campaigned for them to be set automatically during the build.

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?

Many thanks!

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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