Source: bash
Version: 4.3-14
Severity: wishlist
Usertags: timestamps


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

There are two problems:
1. Bash uses an embedded copy of man2html which produces html that
   contains timestamps, it is recommended to drop this internal copy and
   instead depend on the Debian man2html which contains a patch [4].

2. The pdf files created by dvipdfmx contain fonts with indeterministic
   order and naming [2]. This can be fixed by not generating the pdf in
   the first place as gnu codding standards makes pdf generation
   optional [3]. This has to be solved upstream.



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