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On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 16:22:01 +0200
Ulrich Mueller <email@example.com> wrote:
> EAPI 3 is reopened for the purpose of including one sole feature,
> namely preservation of file modification times, as outlined in
> bug 264130, option B of comment 26 . Both Portage and Pkgcore
> already comply with this, so it would be zero implementation cost.
Why go with an inferior solution? Why not go with a solution that
requires the package manager to fix broken mtimes?
Also, what are the rules regarding this and things like stripping and
other fixes and changes that the package manager performs upon files
before merging them?