On 09/21/2014 04:58 PM, Dominic Hargreaves wrote: > On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:45:14PM +0200, Jérémy Bobbio wrote: >> As part of the “reproducible builds” effort , it was detected that >> libgpg-error could not be built reproducibly. >> >> The build process capture the time of the build. This piece of >> information is not really helpful to anyone and prevents the build >> process from being deterministic. >> >> The attached patch will instead use the time of the latest >> debian/changelog entry. Once applied, libgpg-error can be built >> reproducibly! :) > > Wouldn't it be better to patch configure.ac in a way useful to upstream; > for example by having it use the time from an exported environment > variable? Otherwise the package is going to have to carry around a > Debian-specific patch forever.
I like Dominic's suggestion (we'd need to pass the env var from debian/rules), and i'll see what i can suggest upstream. Thanks for these hints! --dkg
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