Bug#789799: tmexpand: please make the build reproducible

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Wed Jun 24 15:10:03 UTC 2015

Source: tmexpand
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: timestamps username hostname
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org


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

The attached patch removes timestamps, hostname and username from the
system; this seemed the best course of action given that the generated
address" will be bogus anyway and users will invariably file a bug in
the BTS
instead of contacting some misc email address.

Once applied, tmexpand can be built reproducibly in our reproducible

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


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
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