[Reproducible-builds] GSoC 2015 Week 7: Move forward reproducible builds

Maria Valentina Marin marivalenm at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 09:31:52 UTC 2015


This week I was working to make the toolchain package texlive-bin
produce reproducible PDF files. A patch was submitted to the responsible
upstream, pdftex, and is currently being discussed.

Upstream patch: http://tug.org/pipermail/pdftex/2015-July/008952.html

The patch honours the environment variable SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH which was
proposed by the Debian reproducible builds team as a way to have
deterministic timestamps [1].

I reported bugs against Doxygen and texlive-bin in Debian in order to
keep track of the progress of the upstream bugs.

Package: Doxygen

Package: texlive-bin

I updated the wiki entries where we are documenting the Doxygen [2] and
texlive-bin [3] issues to include the information about the use of
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH and the bugs I filed upstream.

Kind Regards,

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampsProposal

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