[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 04/15] fs/tar: make results reproducible

Jérôme Pouiller jezz at sysmic.org
Sat Nov 19 13:56:33 UTC 2016


On Friday 18 November 2016 22:28:23 Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:44:50 +0100, Jérôme Pouiller wrote:
> 
> > > Yes, I know, but it's a pain to force everyone using an old distro to
> > > build host-tar. Maybe we should make this conditional on
> > > BR2_REPRODUCIBLE?  
> > 
> > Last Ubuntu LTS is 16.04 and Debian 9 will be stable in a few months 
> > (maybe simultaneous with next Buildroot version).
> > 
> > So, IMHO it not justified to add a dirty condition in check-host-tar.sh.
> 
> I think you don't really realize how big companies work. They will be
> using such version in 3 or 5 years maybe.
> 
> We have people still using RHEL5, even though it's almost 10 years old,
> and its support going to stop next year. Supporting old distributions
> is important for Buildroot, so you can't just sweep away the problem by
> pretending that it doesn't exist with modern distributions.

This patch did not break support for old distributions, but OK.

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Jérôme Pouiller, Sysmic
Embedded Linux specialist
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