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Re: meaning of "Automatic date update in version.in" commits
On 09/21/2017 01:22 PM, Petr Ovtchenkov wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:36:46 +0100
> Pedro Alves <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I.e., this whole thread feels like the classical XY problem.
>> What is the actual problem that you're trying to solve?
> Problem remains original.
> "Automatic date update in version.in" commits are
> - litter commits tree
> - create problems for deterministic, bit-identical and/or verifiable builds.
[snip distractions from the original problem]
> Am I quite clear?
The "litter" problem is real, but minor.
The determinism claim would have merit, if it were a real problem.
But it's not. Every checkout of a given git hash gets the exact
same sources with the same date stamp. It's totally deterministic.
So again, what problem are you trying to solve?