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

Reiner Herrmann reiner at reiner-h.de
Mon Jun 27 12:58:45 UTC 2016

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:39:52AM +0200, Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> For instance, it seems to me that it is only logical to set the mtime of
> patched files to the mtime of the last patch that touched them, and this
> will make the source mtime dependent builds fully reproducible.
> Have you already thought of that, and if yes, what are the counter arguments
> against this approach?

Yes, we already thought of that, unfortunately there will be issues, if
the timestamp is reset after patching.

From dpkg-source(1) for 3.0 (quilt) format:

> The timestamp of all patched files is reset to the extraction time of
> the source package (this avoids timestamp skews leading to problems
> when autogenerated files are patched).
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