On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:39:52AM +0200, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote: > For instance, it seems to me that it is only logical to set the mtime of > patched files to the mtime of the last patch that touched them, and this > will make the source mtime dependent builds fully reproducible. > > Have you already thought of that, and if yes, what are the counter arguments > against this approach?
Yes, we already thought of that, unfortunately there will be issues, if the timestamp is reset after patching. From dpkg-source(1) for 3.0 (quilt) format: > The timestamp of all patched files is reset to the extraction time of > the source package (this avoids timestamp skews leading to problems > when autogenerated files are patched).
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