[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#774274: Bug#774274: fontforge: please allow scripts to set the font modification time
frank.trampe at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 18:36:57 UTC 2014
It may not do much immediate good since Debian is still using a 2012
version of FontForge, but it might be worthwhile in the long-term to submit
the feature (perhaps with the addition of a native scripting command) as a
pull request to mainline FontForge ( https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge
). I would be happy to help with this if necessary.
On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 12:58 AM, Jérémy Bobbio <lunar at debian.org> wrote:
> Package: fontforge
> Version: 20120731.b-5
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch
> User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Usertags: toolchain timestamps
> Control: block -1 by 774148
> While working on the “reproducible builds” effort , we have noticed
> that some font packages could not be built reproducibly because they
> were building fonts using modifying fontforge scripts. Because of these
> these modifications, fontforge will reset the font modification time to
> the current time.
> In order to have a deterministic build process for these packages, we
> need a way to set the generated font modification time to a
> predefined value. The attached patch builds upon the one sent for
> #774148 and adds a “SetModificationTime” function to fontforge scripting
> language. The modification time can then be set with a construct like:
> The patch also contains a similar modification for the Python module.
> : https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds
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