[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#774148: fontforge: please propagate creation and modification times to generated ttf files

Jérémy Bobbio lunar at debian.org
Mon Dec 29 12:08:12 UTC 2014

Package: fontforge
Version: 1:2.0.20140101-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: toolchain timestamps


While working on the “reproducible builds” effort [1], we have noticed
that packages using fontforge to generate TrueType fonts could not
be build reproducibly.

fontforge currently writes the current time as creation time and
modification time when generating TrueType fonts. With the attached
patch these fields will be populated with the data read from the source
file, enabling TrueType fonts to be build reproducibly.

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

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