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bug#21111: possibly bogus in binary tarball

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#21111: possibly bogus in binary tarball
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:55:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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.


Interestingly, I do not get this message, both with ‘tar xf’ and
‘tar xvf’ with GNU tar 1.28.

I tried with different timezones, and I can’t trigger it.

Dave: What version of GNU tar do you use, and in what timezone?


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