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>>>>> On Sun, 6 Dec 2009, Denis Dupeyron wrote:
> 4. GLEPs 58, 59, 60 and 61 (15 minutes)
> Read more about this as well as a nice summary at . Vote for or
> against each of these 4 GLEPs. If voting against please suggest
> improvements and/or alternatives.
Shouldn't GLEP 57 be included in this list (although it's only
> 5. mtime preservation (15 minutes)
> Three alternatives have been proposed:
> 5.1. The package manager must preserve modification times of regular files.
> This includes files being compressed before merging. Exceptions to this
> - Files newly created by the package manager
> - Binary object files being stripped of symbols
> - Maybe others
In case we accept 5.1., I suggest that we delegate it to the Portage
team to produce a list (which can also be empty) of the "maybe others"
> Depending on the exact wording and exceptions this can be
> made equivalent to 5.3 below.
Right, that's the intention of it.
We should also consider including this in EAPI 0 retroactively, as
suggested by Zac in . Look at the following sequence of events:
2007-07-28 Portage 2.1.3 is released, preserving mtimes when
merging (if release candidates are counted, then the
date is even earlier ).
2008-05-08 PMS allows that file modification times are discarded. 
> Note that none of these propositions have a solution for subsecond
> resolution requirements. But note also that no package could be
> identified as having such requirement yet. Do we care?