Hi Paul! Paul Hardy: > Greetings. In examining my QA entry for Unifont, I noticed a new "unrep" > link. It seems to have been created on 19 April 2015. This led to the > following notice: > > https://reproducible.debian.net/rb-pkg/unstable/amd64/unifont.html > > The Debian Unifont package rebuilds its Unifont TrueType fonts using > fontforge. So every time Unifont is built from source on Debian, fontforge > will generate a new set of TrueType fonts with new timestamps. > > I consider this rebuilding of the Unifont TrueType fonts from scratch to be > a feature, not a bug.
It's absolutely a feature. :) The issue here is fontforge that currently will always insert the current time in various places. Please have a look at the research I have done so far on how to make packages using fontforge reproducible: https://bugs.debian.org/774148 https://bugs.debian.org/774274 The later could then be used to fix actual font packages, like: https://bugs.debian.org/774275 Help to move things forward is highly welcome! -- Lunar .''`. lu...@debian.org : :Ⓐ : # apt-get install anarchism `. `'` `-
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