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Re: reproducible builds of *.a static libaries

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: reproducible builds of *.a static libaries
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:10:27 -0500
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On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 08:17:21PM +0100, Alexander Couzens wrote:
> Hi,
> while working on reproducible builds [1], I've noticed ncurses is not
> reproducible, when creating *.a.
> While looking further into the problem, I've found aclocal.m4 is
> checking if the "ar" support "-curvU". The U stands for
> non-deterministic. 

I'm well aware of what it's used for, but having made it possible for
packagers to override the behavior using an environment variable,
will not make additional changes.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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