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has caused the Debian Bug report #787424,
regarding emacs24: improve reproducibility: please order hashes when generating 
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Package: emacs24
Version: 24.4+1-5
Usertags: randomness

emacs24 is not currently reproducible, for many reasons.  One of those
reasons is that .el files are generated with hash tables and lists that
are ordered stochastically.  Sorting the lists or hashtables before
generating the .el should avoid this particular problem.

One example can be seen in the difference in
/usr/share/emacs/24.4/lisp/finder-inf.el from here:

compare the list after "convenience" here, which sorts the first 13
items differently on each build:



This file is generated in lisp/ with:

        $(emacs) -l finder \
          --eval '(setq generated-finder-keywords-file (unmsys--file-name 
"$(srcdir)/finder-inf.el"))' \
          -f finder-compile-keywords-make-dist $$wins

which maps back to finder-compile-keywords in lisp/finder.el.  Maybe
someplace in that function can do a sort before emitting the file?

Sorry to not be enough of an elisp hacker to provide a patch directly.


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Version: 24.5+1-11+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package emacs24 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

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can still be found using

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