[Reproducible-builds] Best approach to strip timestamp in postscript files

Dhole dhole at riseup.net
Sat Apr 2 13:08:15 UTC 2016

On 16-04-02 12:17:19, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 02, 2016 at 01:21:53PM +0200, Dhole wrote:
> > > What should be the behavior in case some characters are not parsed?
> > > Maybe dying without converting the image is too abrupt, so the partial
> > > parsing made by strtoull appeared sensible to me.
> > 
> > I also think that dying because of a wrong value in SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is
> > not the best idea.
> Consider that the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH spec explicitly says so:
> "If the value is malformed, the build process SHOULD exit with a
> non-zero error code."
> https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/

You are right, I wasn't aware of that part in the specification.  I
retract what I said previously then.

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