[Fedora-packaging] Re: Source Url Guidelines

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Wed Feb 14 23:30:43 UTC 2007

Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 22:57 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
>> Looks OK. But since we're commenting on source origin could
>> somewhere a kind request ("SHOULD") to (srpm-)package upstream
>> sources/patches with original timestamps where possible be
>> embedded?
> That sounds like a good best practice.  It sounds like a separate
> item the way things are currently phrased.  Do you have some wording
> to fit it in, or do you just want to throw it in a separate
> recommendation.

Is this section from the packaging guidelines what you're after?


"When downloading sources, patches etc, consider using a client that
preserves the upstream timestamps. For example wget -N or curl -R. To
make the change global for wget, add this to your ~/.wgetrc:
timestamping = on, and for curl, add to your ~/.curlrc: -R."

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