[PATCH] Allow ./configure to explicitly set libgpg-error's build timestamp

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Sep 23 08:44:08 CEST 2014

On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:40, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> A group within Debian is working on making the archive rebuildable in
> a reproducible way, so that the compiled binary outputs are
> byte-for-byte identical when built for the same platform using the

I am not that convinced about need for binary indetical builds but if
they really want that ...

> This patch allows an external build system to set this embedded
> timestamp explicitly, which appears to make the package build
> repeatably when ./configure is called with EXTERNAL_BUILD_TIMESTAMP

Is EXTERNAL_BUILD_TIMESTAMP a de-facto Debian standard for that?  If not
I would prefer to use a configure option for this.



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