[Pkg-pascal-devel] help needed

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Thu Nov 19 22:06:33 UTC 2015

Hi Paul,

On Tue, 2015-11-17 at 21:43 +0100, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Hi all,
> I try to fix a reproducibility issue in fpc in a generic way. I tried
> the attached patch, but it fails with
> /usr/bin/ppcx64 -Ur -Xs -O2 -n -Fux86_64 -Fusystems
> -Fu/tmp/buildd/fpc-3.0.0~rc2+dfsg/fpcsrc/rtl/units/x86_64-linux
> -Fix86_64 -FE. -FUx86_64/units/x86_64-linux -Cg -dRELEASE
> @/tmp/buildd/fpc-3.0.0~rc2+dfsg/debian/deb-host-fpc.cfg   -dx86_64 -dGDB
> -dBROWSERLOG -Fux86 -Sew pp.pas
> globals.pas(46,15) Fatal: Can't find unit DateUtils used by globals
> Is that because the DateUtils unit isn't compiled yet? Am I doing
> something else wrong?
According to your command I'd expect it to be in  /tmp/buildd/pc-
Can you please check if the content of this folder?
> What I try to do is making sure that dates that get included into
> binaries with the "{$INCLUDE %DATE%}" command to honor the
> SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variable if it exists. Does anybody know
> how to get that done? (I rather have a patch that I can send upstream, I
> think I could get it to work by exporting the already generated DEB_DATE
> variable and using that in fpcsrc/compiler/scanner.pas, but I rather not).

Your patch looks fine, but I don't know if upstream will like adding this unit
in the dependency of the compiler. Can't you pass the date into another format?
Abou Al Montacir

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