Commit e2ff4639 authored by Chris Lamb's avatar Chris Lamb 💬

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[S_D_E (for short) is a standard](https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/) that defines an environment variable `SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH` that distributions can set centrally, and have build tools consume this in order to produce reproducible output.
`SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH` (or `S_D_E`]) [is a standardised environment variable](https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/) that distributions can set centrally and have build tools consume this in order to produce reproducible output.
Before implementing this, you should scan through [our checklist](https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/StandardEnvironmentVariables#Checklist) to see if you can avoid implementing it.
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