Bug#951216: poppler-utils: pdfinfo incorrectly reports date metadata under reprotest

Jeff jffry at posteo.net
Wed Feb 19 16:46:09 GMT 2020

Strangely, the dummy package built fine (i.e. only reproducibility
problems, not build-chain problems) on a Mint 19.3-based machine,
which allowed me to try out Vagrant's suggestions[1]:

> This *should* vary only time:

>  reprotest --variations=-all,+time

> and and only timezome:

>  reprotest --variations=-all,+timezone

 reprotest --variations=-all,+time .

built fine. But

 reprotest --variations=-all,+timezone .

did not:

 -CreationDate:   Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 2018 GMT
 -ModDate:        Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 2018 GMT
 +CreationDate:   Tue Jan  1 02:00:00 2019 GMT
 +ModDate:        Tue Jan  1 02:00:00 2019 GMT

But given that Chris couldn't reproduce the problem outside reprotest,
my suggestion would be for someone with knowledge of the internals of
reprotest to take a look and understand what is going on.


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