Notes about issue timestamps_in_static_libraries in unstable
|Suites:||stretch / buster / unstable / experimental|
.a files are ar archives. Since binutils 2.25-6 they should be deterministic
by default, but there are some remaining buggy corner cases - see
bug #843210 for example if the package uses binutils-multiarch.
(#843210 has been fixed in sid now, hopefully this issue becomes moot now.)
Other tools that create ar archives directly should in theory be covered by
strip-nondeterminism, but it is still good to patch them.
Packages in 'unstable' known to be affected by this issue:
(the 1/4 most-popular ones (within this issue) are underlined)
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