[linux-elitists] Surveillance

Teh Entar-Nick nick at teh.entar.net
Sun Sep 8 12:16:01 PDT 2013


Greg KH:
> On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 05:50:28PM +0000, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> > Such a system is a very good idea for verifying binaries, but build
> > systems are messy and like to do things like embed build timestamps
> > and build hosts in them (Linux kernel I am looking in your
> > direction...)
> 
> The kernel will not do this if you leave the compile.h file around, so
> check that into your build system and you should be fine.  If there
> are other problems with the kernel build system not being
> deterministic, please let me know, as I thought they had all been
> resolved for a while now.

Ah, that's good to know!  I'm just behind the times there.

Of course all that aside, there are lots of little packages in Debian
where the upstream tried to be clever.  Fixing the whole system could be
quite the chore.

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