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bug #63944: [patch] Support SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable

Submitter:  Vagrant Cascadian <vagrantc>
Submitted:  Sun 19 Mar 2023 01:59:01 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Sun 19 Mar 2023 01:59:01 AM UTC, original submission:  

GNU Modula-2 currently embeds the build date and year, which makes any two builds performed on two different dates different, even if all the source code and build environment are otherwise identical.

The Reproducible Builds project is working to fix timestamp issues and many other sources of non-determinism in software building processes:


The attached patch would allow GNU Modula-2 to use a specified timestamp via the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable, supported in a variety of toolchain software including GCC and Clang, and supported in the build systems for projects such as GNU Guix, NixOS, Debian and Arch Linux, and others.

Thanks for considering!

live well,

Vagrant Cascadian <vagrantc>


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    2023-03-19 vagrantc Attached File- Added 0001-Support-SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH-environment-variable-for-e.patch, #54509

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