[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#828683: Bug#828683: mc: please make the build reproducible

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Sun Jun 26 20:21:49 UTC 2016

On Sun, 26 Jun 2016, Reiner Herrmann wrote:

> While working on the "reproducible builds" effort [1], we have noticed 
> that mc could not be built reproducibly. It embeds the current date into 
> the mcedit manpage during build.

Ok, I think that I can now see what went wrong here: Debian used to patch 
mcedit manpage, and so, mtime of the manpage file was set to the current 
time during the build. Our build system faithfully hardcoded this into the 
resulting man file.

Since then, however, I've upstreamed the patch and it was removed from 
3:4.8.17-1, so I'm really wondering why it is still not working for you...

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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