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Allow to override build date with SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH #11227
Allow to override build date with
Kind: documentation / bug fix / feature / performance / infrastructure.
Fixes / closes #11037
This PR was done while working on reproducible builds for openSUSE.
I don't think it should go into
But if you still want it, I will not be unhappy. I would just need some help finding the right place to patch.
@bmwiedemann your call, you are the expert here. I am fine merging as is; if you want to add some documentation the easiest would be to tweak the "Available options" message
I certainly didn't know about the variable even if I am a bit familiar with RB.
in order to make builds reproducible. See https://reproducible-builds.org/ for why this is good and https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/ for the definition of this variable. Fixes #11037