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Re: autobuilding and embedded timestamps

Previously Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> The trouble is that only the linux-kernel package, say, can know how
> to ignore the timestamp inside a kernel image.

Huh? I don't follow that logic. It's quite trivial to compare two
packages and ignore the timestamps for the files inside them. Basically
you extract and do a binary diff (or compare md5sums). You can script
that in say 10 minutes.

> Why do you find those times to be valuable (more valuable than they
> would be if they were replaced by the date of the source diff)?

Because knowing when something is build adds extra information.


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