On Sun, 26 Jun 2016, Reiner Herrmann wrote:
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.
Thank you for the clarifications! Maybe you could consider including these
links in the original reports to mitigate such follow-up questions...
I've had a look at our build system, and my impression is that your patch
should not be necessary. Please have a look at
and in particular at MAN_DATE_CMD variable and following targets.
It encodes mtime of the source man file in the output, rather than the
build date, so, as long as the source date is not modified, the build
should be reproducible.
I believe that the lines that you have patched are currently unused and
should be simply removed.
Am I missing something?
Yury V. Zaytsev
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