[Reproducible-builds] Bug#779566: zsh: Making the build reproducible

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Mon Mar 2 13:03:13 UTC 2015

Source: zsh
Version: 5.0.7-5
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: timestamps
Control: block -1 by 778462


this bug report is only there to track the state of reproducible zsh
builds in Debian.

The current state is visible at

The only issue currently are timestamps in PDF documents generated with

I've tried to fix that in
but it then started to FTBFS on our Jenkins CI instance at

It turned out that faketime from Jessie/Sid has issues when being run in
a chroot on a Wheezy host. See https://bugs.debian.org/778462 for the
according bug report and details.

So for now I've reverted the commit mentioned above (and in the notes of
the reproducible builds project) to be able to build zsh again until
#778462 is fixed or another solution turns up.

Chris (or someone else from the reproducible builds project): Can you
please update the notes on
https://reproducible.debian.net/rb-pkg/sid/amd64/zsh.html to mention
that this is no more fixed in git but blocked by #778462? (I've already
mentioned #778462 on

		Regards, Axel
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