preparing to 4.5.19 release

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at
Fri Oct 9 21:22:39 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 09, 2009 at 10:49:30AM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > Yes, there are no problem, at least for those who just build strace from
> > tarball.  But there are people who still list tarball contents before use.
> > Maybe it's some kind of a taste, but for me it would be a bit more fair if
> > each file timestamp in tarball would correspond to the last file change.
> You still haven't said exactly what you are proposing.

I propose to build release tarballs from clean checked out source, and
to set file timestamps right after checkout, e.g.

git clone /path/to/strace.git &&
cd strace &&
git-set-file-times &&
autoreconf -i &&
./configure --enable-maintainer-mode &&
TAR_OPTIONS='--owner=0 --group=0 --numeric-owner --mode=go-w,go+rX' make distcheck

A few words about TAR_OPTIONS:
"--owner=0 --group=0 --numeric-owner" is used to avoid information
disclosure, and "--mode=go-w,go+rX" is advisable to avoid umask side

Maybe we could sacrifice portability and add this TAR_OPTIONS definition to

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