RFC: svn for make fetch

Thomas Sandford freebsduser at paradisegreen.co.uk
Wed Nov 18 11:43:15 UTC 2009

(Sorry, Ive lost track of the higher level attributions, but)
Eitan Adler wrote:
>>> Creating deterministic tars (ignoring "metadeta") sounds like it
>>> should be a solved problem by now. If it isn't then I will have to
>>> make it my next project ;)
>> Instead of creating tar files, create zip files and then run them
>> through torrentzip
>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/archivers/torrentzip/
>> Torrentzip resets the date/time on the files and directories in the
>> zip archive so that the checksum of the file will match, no matter who
>> builds the zip file using the same set of files.
>> Scot
> Does such a tool exist for tar archives?

Couldn't you achieve the same thing by the use of touch(1)
Thomas Sandford

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