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Re: CVS commit: src/distrib/sets

I agree that in an ideal reproducible world timestamp (== physical
time and its order) has no value.  But it is useful to detect
"unnecessary rebuild" - reproducible but built repeatedly &
unnecessarily.  I see some value in it.

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 6:45 AM, Alan Barrett <> wrote:
> Module Name:    src
> Committed By:   apb
> Date:           Thu Jan 23 21:45:27 UTC 2014
> Modified Files:
>         src/distrib/sets: Makefile
> Log Message:
> Remove time= keywords from METALOG.sanitised.
> The times add unnecessary differences to the DESTDIR trees for MKREPRO
> builds, and they are not needed by anything.  (maketars, the chief
> consumer of METALOG.sanitised, explicitly ignores the time fields.)
> Also factor out some duplicated code and update comments.
> To generate a diff of this commit:
> cvs rdiff -u -r1.91 -r1.92 src/distrib/sets/Makefile
> Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
> copyright notices on the relevant files.

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