[Reproducible-builds] Bug#780259: perl: please make the output of Pod::Man reproducible

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Mar 31 13:33:49 UTC 2015

Hi Chris,

Chris Lamb wrote:
> > * All packages are built with the same timezone.
> > 
> > For the reproducible builds project I would have expected that it does
> > the latter already anyways
> Just replying quickly; we deliberately don't do this, and in fact
> rebuild twice with opposite timezones to expose exactly these issues.

So let me recapitulate:

AFAIK you're using debian/changelog's most recent entry's time stamp
to set the file time stamp of all files in a binary package to get
reproducible file time stamps.

This changelog entry's time stamp also includes a time zone.

So where is the difference between

* setting all files in a binary package to the time stamp defined by
  the package's changelog entry, and

* running a build under a timezone defined by the package's changelog
  entry -- or under UTC?

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