Source: biff
Version: 1:0.17.pre20000412-5
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: timestamps
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds@lists.alioth.debian.org

Hi,

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

The attached patch removes timestamps from the build system. Once
applied, biff can be built reproducibly in our current experimental
framework.

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


Regards,

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     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
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diff -urNad biff.orig/biff-0.17.pre20000412/debian/rules 
biff/biff-0.17.pre20000412/debian/rules
--- biff.orig/biff-0.17.pre20000412/debian/rules        2015-02-07 
10:59:36.697915179 +0000
+++ biff/biff-0.17.pre20000412/debian/rules     2015-02-07 11:00:58.085499512 
+0000
@@ -31,13 +31,13 @@
        make MANDIR=/usr/share/man install
        install -m 0644 ChangeLog debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff
        cp debian/changelog debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff/changelog.Debian
-       gzip -9v debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff/*
+       gzip -9nv debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff/*
        ( cd debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff && ln -s ChangeLog.gz changelog.gz )
        cp debian/copyright debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff
        cp debian/README.debian debian/tmp/usr/share/doc/biff
-       gzip -9v debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1/*
+       gzip -9nv debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man1/*
        rm debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man8/comsat.8
-       gzip -9v debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man8/*
+       gzip -9nv debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man8/*
        ( cd debian/tmp/usr/share/man/man8 && ln -s in.comsat.8.gz comsat.8.gz )
        $(STRIP) debian/tmp/usr/bin/biff debian/tmp/usr/sbin/in.comsat
        install -m 0755 debian/postinst debian/postrm debian/prerm 
debian/tmp/DEBIAN
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