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Re: RFC: git-commit based mtime-reproducible tarballs

From: Vivien Kraus
Subject: Re: RFC: git-commit based mtime-reproducible tarballs
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 10:45:05 +0100
User-agent: Evolution 3.46.0


Le dimanche 15 janvier 2023 à 08:03 -0800, Paul Eggert a écrit :
> For TZDB, where users have long wanted reproducibility, I use
> something 
> like this in a Makefile recipe for each source file $$file:
>               time=`git log -1 --format='tformat:%ct' $$file` &&
>               touch -cmd @$$time $$file

If your texinfo file includes version.texi, then its modification date
is very important because it impacts the date that appears in the final
file. Your solution is in my opinion the only correct way to answer the

However, there are situations in which you only have access to a
shallow clone of the git repository (for instance, Gitlab CI). I am not
sure how this solution would work in that case.

Best regards,


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