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Re: update on reproducible builds

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 09:24:00AM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Because we want keep the checksums of all the files identical. Since some
> files (like tar files or random archives contain timestamps, this is impossible
> without choosing a particular timestamp).

Yes, I understand, but I disagree with that idea. Who cares about tar files
and why? Lazyness or strange manifestos are no good reason to complicate
the build system and use bogus timestamps.

> |  (b) why we need special cvs hacks to get this when the build cluster
> |      already knows the cvs date stamp (and uses it apparently, as it is
> |      in the uname of the crated kernels already)
> This is the time the build cluster started a checkout, not the time of
> the last checkin.

Yes, and it is well documented and easy to reproduce. Why do any more


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