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Re: [PATCH] Make output of mdate-sh deterministic

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Make output of mdate-sh deterministic
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:34:54 +0200
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Reiner Herrmann <address@hidden> writes:

> mdate-sh pretty-prints the modification time of a file.
> But it's output can vary depending on the timezone of
> the caller. Someone in timezone GMT-12 will get a different
> result (day) than someone in timezone GMT+12.
> As this output is also used to create/update stamp files,
> which influence the further build process, the build result
> can vary.
> To enable reproducible builds and to have a more deterministic
> build behavior, this change fixes the timezone to UTC.
> Signed-off-by: Reiner Herrmann <address@hidden>
> ---
>  lib/mdate-sh | 6 +++++-
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Applied with slight modifications in commit


Mathieu Lirzin
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