Source: nano
Version: 2.2.6-3
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: timestamps

Hi!

While working on the “reproducible builds” effort [1], we have noticed
that nano could not be built reproducibly.

The build date and time are currently recorded in order to be displayed
in the online help. We believe this information to be of little use in
the context of Debian, when similar information are available through
the package data and metadata. The attached patch simply removes the
build date from the online help.

Once applied, nano can be built reproducibly using the current
experimental framework.

 [1]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds

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diff -Nru nano-2.2.6/debian/changelog nano-2.2.6/debian/changelog
--- nano-2.2.6/debian/changelog	2014-07-16 18:54:22.000000000 +0200
+++ nano-2.2.6/debian/changelog	2015-01-01 23:21:05.000000000 +0100
@@ -1,3 +1,10 @@
+nano (2.2.6-3.0~reproducible1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
+
+  * Remove build date from online help to make the package build
+    reproducibly.
+
+ -- Jérémy Bobbio <lu...@debian.org>  Thu, 01 Jan 2015 22:20:19 +0000
+
 nano (2.2.6-3) unstable; urgency=medium
 
   * The "Gürtel" release.
diff -Nru nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/remove_build_date_from_help.patch nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/remove_build_date_from_help.patch
--- nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/remove_build_date_from_help.patch	1970-01-01 01:00:00.000000000 +0100
+++ nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/remove_build_date_from_help.patch	2015-01-01 23:20:14.000000000 +0100
@@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
+Description: Remove build date from online help
+ Build date and time are of little use in the context of Debian a
+ one can look at the package data and metadata to figure it out.
+ But recording such information prevents the package from being
+ built reproducibly. Let's just get rid of them.
+Author: Jérémy Bobbio <lu...@debian.org>
+
+--- nano-2.2.6.orig/src/nano.c
++++ nano-2.2.6/src/nano.c
+@@ -935,8 +935,7 @@ void usage(void)
+  * it was compiled with. */
+ void version(void)
+ {
+-    printf(_(" GNU nano version %s (compiled %s, %s)\n"), VERSION,
+-	__TIME__, __DATE__);
++    printf(_(" GNU nano version %s\n"), VERSION);
+     printf(" (C) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,\n");
+     printf(" 2008, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.\n");
+     printf(
diff -Nru nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/series nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/series
--- nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/series	2014-07-16 18:16:22.000000000 +0200
+++ nano-2.2.6/debian/patches/series	2015-01-01 23:18:36.000000000 +0100
@@ -3,3 +3,4 @@
 614817_sources.list_tabs.patch
 highlight_sources.list.d.patch
 manpage_escaping.patch
+remove_build_date_from_help.patch

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