[Fedora-packaging] make install INSTALL="install -p" to guidelines

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Jul 14 03:04:14 UTC 2009

Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> Hi,
> could somebody add a mention of adding INSTALL="install -p" to argument
> of 'make install' as a fix of preserving the time stamp during install
> to the packaging guidelines?
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Timestamps
> This really should be in the spec file templates as well, since it's
> such a common packaging bug (and shouldn't break anything either).

Well, you are a new-comer to packaging, aren't you?

Otherwise you'd likely know that "install -p" is highly controversal, 
because it doesn't guarantee consistency of timestamps and is mostly 


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