[rb-general] Q. Should a tool that implements SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH abort if it can't ensure reproducibility?
dank at kegel.com
Sat Jun 24 03:44:42 CEST 2017
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 5:50 PM, Daniel Shahaf <danielsh at apache.org> wrote:
> Dan Kegel wrote on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:39 -0700:
>> is SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH a best-effort flag, or a must-deliver kind
>> of flag?
> 1. If the envvar is set and the build process is unable to set embedded
> timestamps to that value, then it MUST exit with an error.
Jolly good. What about ar, then? Surely it's sufficient to use ar's
which cannot satisfy that statement.
So some refinement may be needed.
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