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bug#21111: possibly bogus in binary tarball

From: Andreas Enge
Subject: bug#21111: possibly bogus in binary tarball
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:27:21 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 12:55:13PM +0100, Dave Love wrote:
> The timestamps in the guix-binary-0.8.3.x86_64-linux.tar.xz tarball are
> all at the epoch, so unpacking it spews messages like
>   tar: ./var/guix: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00
> I guess that's not intentional, but if it is, it's probably worth a note
> in the installation instructions.

It is intentional, as part of making things deterministic.


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