[pacman-dev] makepkg3 improvements (for pacman-3.1)

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Sat Mar 24 08:35:22 EDT 2007

>>> - fixed flyspray bug #6468 -- Localized dates for build/install date
>> Ooo, we'll definitely look at this.
> Well fixed probably isn't the right word. I followed the suggestion of 
> using the ISO 8601 date format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD (eg 
> 1997-07-16T19:20:30+01:00) in .PKGINFO, pacman/libalm still needs 
> patched to localize the date.
Why the hell did I say fixed. I've thought of a better solution. Set 
builddate (in .PKGINFO) to unix epoch, then when pacman displays it use 
ctime() (time.h). It converts a unix epoch to a localized time string 
based on /etc/localtime or the TZ enviroment variable.


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