On 13 June 2015 at 09:19, Holger Levsen <hol...@layer-acht.org> wrote:
> Package: rumor
> Version: 1.0.5-2
> 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 rumor could not be built reproducibly.
> The attached patch just sets TZ to UTC when building the documentation.
> Once applied, rumor can be built reproducibly in our current
> experimental framework.
> That said, I'm not entirely convinced it's a good approach to patch build
> systems individually like this, I'm wondering whether dh shouldn't set
> TZ=UTC... still filing a bug so that we have a place to discuss this.
> (So maybe this bug should be (cloned and) reassigned to debhelper.)

I think this should be either dpkg-buildpackage, or dpkg-dev should
add another make snippet exporting TZ.

/me does not want to get involved in the "should we still support
running debian/rules by hand" discussion, though.


Felipe Sateler

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