[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#795984: Bug#795984: postgresql-plproxy: please make the build reproducible

Jérémy Bobbio lunar at debian.org
Sun Aug 23 18:48:17 UTC 2015

Hi Peter,

Peter Eisentraut:
> On 8/18/15 9:15 AM, Dhole wrote:
> > The attached patch sets the timezone to UTC before calling asciidoc to
> > avoid timezone differences in the generated docs. Once applied,
> > postgresql-plproxy can be built reproducibly in our current experimental
> > framework.
> Stupid question: Couldn't dpkg-buildpackage set the time zone?

This is a legitimate question. :)

`dpkg-buildpackage` is not mandatory to build Debian package. It would
be confusing to developers if `fakeroot debian/rules binary` would
create different packages than `dpkg-buildpackage.`

The other thing is that it might break some packages or test suites in
subtle ways. Overriding the timezone in a local manner avoids any

Lunar                                .''`. 
lunar at debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
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