_DATE__, version string, and distros
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Tue Apr 18 23:50:00 UTC 2017
esr at thyrsus.com said:
> Interesting idea. But I don't see how it solves our problem unless we can
> count on every packager to set this variable. Which ones do?
I think we can do that without help from the packaging environment. We can
put our release date into a git controled file and use that as a default.
The one line python code would use that file or SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH if it is in
I can get my updated build date by having a script update that file. I'll
have to git checkout that file to undo those edits when I want to commit
something. I can live with that.
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