[rb-general] __DATE__ and other toolchain patches
Bernhard M. Wiedemann
bernhardout at lsmod.de
Tue Dec 25 21:31:42 CET 2018
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I thought, we do not need to do this kind of patch anymore since gcc
natively supports SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH to override __DATE__ and __TIME__
and everyone interested in reproducible builds sets this variable.
I guess, we could even frame this more broadly and ask, if there is a
toolchain fix merged upstream
(think https://bugs.launchpad.net/intltool/+bug/1687644 )
do we still want to fix issues that would already have gone away if
everyone had that fix in his distribution?
On my side I very much prefer to push toolchain fixes because you fix
it only once and not in an infinite number of places using that code.
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