Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Fri Apr 21 16:51:48 UTC 2017

Yo Achim!

On Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:49:02 +0200
Achim Gratz <Stromeko at Nexgo.DE> wrote:

> > The standard recommends settng EPOCH by default to the date of the
> > last source file modification.  I'm not sure if that is desirable,
> > should be optional, or just ignored.  
> If you stick to that recommendation then someone has to go to great 
> lengths to have the EPOCH going backwards and separate builds from
> the same source will have the same EPOCH.  The latter consideration
> becomes important if you use buildbots working away concurrently,
> which are nowadays what will provide the packages for almost any
> GNU/Linux distribution.  So I think it's a quite sensible
> recommendation that should be followed unless you have a spcific
> reason not to.

I agree with the reasons to do it, I'm not sure how to do it.

waf can't just look at the date stamps on the C files and pick the newest
one.  Some of the C files are auto generated.

Patches welcome.

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