cygport: Request to prevent loss and leak of time information
Tue Aug 11 10:27:33 GMT 2020
in addition to the recent request to set anonymous/generic user
information in the tar archives,
I'd like to suggest also to apply a careful policy about timestamps:
* Preserve timestamp information for original files: download upstream
archive with server timestamp (wget -N / curl -R), keep its
timestamp and that of patch and cygport files when copying to the
staging directory for the src archive (cp -p), keep their timestamps
when creating the archive (default).
* Hide timestamp information for local build files: clear clock value
when creating binary and debug archives (tar --mtime=00:00).
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