[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#774274: fontforge: please use SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH for reproducible font modification time

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan theppitak at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 08:22:10 GMT 2019

Package: fontforge
Version: 1:20170731~dfsg-1
Followup-For: Bug #774274

Dear Maintainer,

This bug still exists for Type 1 font generation, which causes my package
fonts-sipa-arundina to be unreproducible.


Creation date timestamps are still taken from build time without obeying

There have been some upstream changes in Fontforge after the version in Sid,
beginning at this one:


And the relevant calls to the new GetTime() function have been added here:


So, please update Fontforge in Debian to solve more build reproducibility

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (500,
'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=th_TH.utf8, LC_CTYPE=th_TH.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=th_TH.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages fontforge depends on:
ii  fontforge-common  1:20170731~dfsg-1
ii  libc6             2.28-4
ii  libfontforge2     1:20170731~dfsg-1
ii  libgdraw5         1:20170731~dfsg-1
ii  libltdl7          2.4.6-6
ii  libx11-6          2:1.6.7-1

fontforge recommends no packages.

Versions of packages fontforge suggests:
pn  autotrace         <none>
pn  fontforge-doc     <none>
ii  fontforge-extras  0.3-4
pn  potrace           <none>
ii  python-fontforge  1:20170731~dfsg-1

-- no debconf information

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