On 05/06/2015 02:02, Paul Eggert wrote:
Backdating the compile output with touch may have a negative impact
on doing a make (not a full rebuild) while trying to fix a bug in
the package. --clamp-mtime restricts the time stamp manipulation to
the contents of the .deb / .udeb / .tar.xz files .
We use BUILD_DATE="$(dpkg-parsechangelog
-S Date)" to get the time of
the latest debian/changelog entry. Other projects could use
BUILD_DATE="$(git log -1 --pretty="%cd")".
Hah! I use "git log -1 --format='tformat:%ct'" for this situation
in the tzcode distribution. Great minds think (nearly) alike.
I guess I'm not still seeing why it's a win to add an option to
tar, since we seem to have a solution that doesn't involve messing
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