[rb-general] Clarification re SOURCE_BUILD_EPOCH and clamping

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Thu Oct 19 15:05:21 CEST 2017

[No need to CC me]


> > As in, overiding the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH already set by, for example,
> > dpkg...?
> Right. […] the subprocess building B should be able to read a newer
> date from B's own files.

Cool, thanks for clarifying. :)

> > Despite what I've been saying, I wonder if this bit would be improved
> > with *some* kind of very terse eg.-based example
> That makes sense, dkg had some examples in another branch and I'll go
> pull it or parts of it in.

Short and concise as possible, please! It just needs to take a potential
reader from "I have no idea what case this is addressing" to "oh it's
something in this *rough* area", rather than explaining and justifying it
in any depth whatsoever.


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