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Re: [RFC] Proposal for new source format

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 09:49:11AM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> > > That seems excessively pessimistic.  What about Git makes you think
> > > it's impossible to create a reproducible source package?
> > 
> > Has it been done?  Given this point has been raised several times
> > before if it hasn't been done by now I think it's reasonable to assume
> > it's difficult, and thinking that it's so is not excessively
> > pessimistic.
> Generating a reproducible source package given a particuar git commit
> is trivial.  All you have to do is use "git archive".  For example:
If you want bit-by-bit reproducible .tar.gz this assumes that git archive
is reproducible (and that gzip -9n is reproducible).


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