On Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 09:05:28PM +0100, Jérémy Bobbio wrote:
> Niko Tyni:
> > > Subject: [PATCH] Fix mtimes before building binary packages
> > Is this because of the date header in manpages? Setting the POD_MAN_DATE
> > environment variable could/should suffice for that, I think. See
> > debian/patches/fixes/pod_man_reproducible_date.diff
> This is needed to have reproducible mtimes in data.tar and control.tar.
> This is done right before calling dpkg-source.
Ah, right. Sorry about that.
A few more notes:
- the build system also embeds information about the build host, at
least the kernel version and hostname. Those need to be stripped too.
From 'perl -V':
osname=linux, osvers=3.16.0-4-amd64, archname=x86_64-linux-gnu-thread-multi
uname='linux estella 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 smp debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1
(2014-12-08) x86_64 gnulinux '
I assume varying uname et al. isn't actively tested yet?
- I would expect some of the generated manual pages to embed the build
date, at least for patched modules like Net::SMTP. Are builds from
different days compared currently and/or are you setting POD_MAN_DATE
externally? (see #759405)
- I don't think 0003-Allow-cf_time-to-be-set-externally is needed,
as config.over can override cf_time without it AFAICS.
Sorry I'm a bit slow with this... :)
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