[Fedora-packaging] Use of dos2unix in %prep

Mamoru Tasaka mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Wed Jan 21 14:42:18 UTC 2009

Panu Matilainen wrote, at 01/21/2009 11:22 PM +9:00:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 04:02:17PM +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>>> Take for example man- or info-pages: they get compressed at build 
>>> time so
>>> the time stamps will always be different between different builds, no
>>> matter what the timestamp of the original file was. If timestamps caused
>>> conflicts, no such file could ever be shared even though the content is
>>> identical.
>> If I remembmer well, in fedora, man pages timestamps are kept, even if
>> gzipped.
> I don't see any attempt to do time stamp preservation in brp-compress 
> (and evidence from packages says the same), would be possible of course 
> if somebody cared enough :) Hmm, would be easy even, as "touch" appears 
> to have the perfect option for it:
>        -r, --reference=FILE
>               use this file’s times instead of current time
>     - Panu -

gzip itself keeps timestamps by default (man page also says:
By default, gzip keeps the original file name and timestamp in the compressed file)


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