[Pkg-gmagick-im-team] Bug#600139: RE : Bug#600139: mogrify does not respect +set date:create and +set date:modify

H. S. Teoh hsteoh at quickfur.ath.cx
Mon Oct 18 15:15:25 UTC 2010

merge 594693 600139

On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 11:09:58AM +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> We have some previous bug report about this. Search convert and size on the
> pts. I have not a full internet connection but this bug is tagged fixed
> upstream. Feel free to merge the two bug report
> Bastien
> Le 13 oct. 2010 23:45, "H. S. Teoh" <hsteoh at quickfur.ath.cx> a écrit :
> Package: imagemagick
> Version: 8:
> Severity: normal
> Since about version 5 or so, imagemagick has started to always add
> metadata fields to output files that support it. The date:create and
> date:modify fields are always added to PNG files. This is problematic
> when script-generated images are managed by SVN, because SVN always
> finds a difference in the image files even though their content and
> other non-volatile metadata are identical.
> This behaviour can be suppressed in `convert` by specifying `+set
> date:create +set date:modify`; the properties are not written to the
> target file.
> However, `mogrify`, which modifies the file in-place, does not appear to
> respect this. It will ALWAYS set date:create and date:modify in the file
> regardless of whether the +set options are specified. This is a bug.
> T
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