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On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Ciaran McCreesh
> 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
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.