[PATCH 2/2] Allow to override build date with SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
Wed Oct 31 12:02:00 GMT 2018
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:50:07AM +0100, Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:
On 26/10/2018 12.54, John Darrington wrote:
> I don't agree that this is an elegant solution to the problem.
> SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is a hack at best, to be used when there is no other
> practical way to solve the problem.
> Binutils already has a --enable-deterministic-archives option so we
> should use that instead.
I still would like some nice solution be merged. If you know a better
way, than my patch, I'd like to test that.
enable-deterministic-archives is not even related to this, so may want
to have another look.
I don't think the decision is mine to make. I was simply voicing an
I agree that the name of the option --enable-deterministic-archives is
too specific to logically include this change. I would be in favour of
a new option for binutils: --enable-deterministic which by default
would imply --enable-deterministic-archives
I would be suprised if, in the future, no other sources of non-determinism
are discovered. So I think an option which can cover them all would
be the best way to go.
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