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bug#26734: Snippets (even empty ones) of tar sources reset the timestamp
Mark H Weaver
bug#26734: Snippets (even empty ones) of tar sources reset the timestamps of all files
Wed, 03 May 2017 17:45:20 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)
address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
> BTW, what timestamps to we put on the modified files? We want that to
> be deterministic so we cannot use the build time. We cannot use a date
> in the future, either. We cannot use Jan. 1 1970 either because that
> means that modified files may now be older than the unmodified files,
> which may break build systems; for the same reason, we cannot leave the
> mtime of modified files unchanged.
> Now that I think about it, it’s not clear to me what can be done without
> breaking something.
We could set the timestamp of modified files to be 1 second newer than
the newest file in the original source archive.