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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: Denis Dupeyron <calchan@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: mtime preservation
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 11:48:10 -0700
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Ciaran McCreesh
<ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> It's doable. It's just that all mtimes being preserved is clearly wrong
> for the 1 Jan 1970 cases.

Not if you reset mtimes at unpacking, but:

> * Changing mtimes on source trees is likely problematic with autotooled
>  packages.

Good point, I wasn't thinking of that.

> Thus, I would let EAPI 4 ebuilds call dopreservemtimes (with an API
> similar to docompress) in both src_install and pkg_preinst. Doing so
> would instruct the package manager that it must preserve mtimes
> (including subsecond, if supported on the filesystem) for a particular
> set of paths, even if doing so means no stripping etc. All other mtimes
> may be rewritten as the package manager sees fit, and from EAPI 4
> onwards must be rewritten at merge time for anything predating the
> start of the build.

Thanks for your input. That would work for me although I would prefer
if the stripping and such things were kept automatic in order to try
and maintain QA at a reasonable level.

Denis.


References:
Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09
-- Ciaran McCreesh
mtime preservation (was: Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09)
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: mtime preservation (was: Agenda (draft) for November meeting 2009-11-09)
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: mtime preservation
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Denis Dupeyron
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Denis Dupeyron
Re: Re: mtime preservation
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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