On Sun, 26 Jun 2016, Reiner Herrmann wrote:
While working on the "reproducible builds" effort , 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course, soon enough resulted in that they were no longer current, so I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
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?
Yury V. Zaytsev
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