Question about strip-nondeterminism in bsh

jathan jathanblackred at
Mon Oct 9 04:34:06 UTC 2017

On 04/10/17 01:29, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Hi jathan,
>> "Aren't tar timestamps already normalized by strip-nondeterminism
>> though?" How can I know that please to tell him?
> So, have you checked out the source for strip-nondeterminism? It
> should be pretty clear what file formats are supported and which
> are not. :)
> Let us know if you need a hand finding (or not finding!) stuff.
> Best wishes,
Hello lamby!

Thank you very much for your answer. Following your suggestion, I have
checked the source code of strip-nondeterminism in its versions 0.034-1
and 0.038-1
and because the contents related to timestamps in both versions, I think
timestamps it is already normalized by strip-nondeterminism. So in case
to be right, I will affirm this to Emmanuel Bourg, but now I have the
doubt how I need to keep going with bsh issue if strip-nondeterminism
supports timestamps.

Regarding to your observation in the bug #877470
( and because
the situation about strip-nondeterminism supports timestamps, Should I
still correct the bsh_2.0b4-18_2.0b4-18.1.debdiff result including your
content corrections about --mtime="@$(SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH)"?

Also I want to ask you what does it mean you actually use
/usr/share/dpkg/ for +SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH       ?= $(shell
dpkg-parsechangelog -STimestamp).

Thanks a lot and sorry for my delay to reply,

Best regards,

Por favor evita enviarme adjuntos en formato de word o powerpoint, si
quieres saber porque lee esto:
¡Cámbiate a GNU/Linux!

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