On Sat, Mar 07, 2015 at 09:46:03PM +0100, Alexander Couzens wrote:
On Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:19:11 -0500 Kevin O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
FYI, there was a thread on this just a few weeks ago:
Thanks! What's your reason for not having reproducible as default?
On trouble reports, the date and hostname are an indicator of whether or not the build was a local build or distribution build, and it provides some information to backtrack to the gcc/binutils versions of the build if necessary.
The date/hostname clearly isn't a great solution to the above, but it's better than nothing.
Otherwise there is an intermediate approach:
- when the git tree is clean, use git commit as datesource
- if git tree is dirty use the local date.
That would certainly work to replace the time (hhmmss).
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