[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#791815: [Reproducible-builds] Bug#791815: libxslt: please support timestamps from environment

Dhole dhole at openmailbox.org
Wed Jul 8 18:01:57 UTC 2015

On 07/08/2015 06:44 PM, Dhole wrote:
> Source: libxslt
> Version: 1.1.28-2
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch
> User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Usertags: toolchain timestamps
> Hi!
> While working on the “reproducible builds” effort [1], we have noticed
> that libxslt embeds timestamps when generating documentation.
> We have a proposal for using a deterministic timestamp [2] (based on
> the latest debian/changelog entry) which is contained in the environment
> variable SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH (currently exported by debhelper in our
> experimental framework).
> The attached patch proposes a way to use this variable to get
> reproducible timestamps when generating docs, if the variable has been
> set (if not, it falls back to the old behavior).
>  [1]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds
>  [2]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampsProposal

The submitted bug for the mentioned feature in debhelper can be found
at: https://bugs.debian.org/791823


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