[Reproducible-builds] Bug#795438: wims-extra: please make the build reproducible

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Thu Aug 13 23:33:04 UTC 2015

Source: wims-extra
Version: 3.62-6
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: locale
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org


While working on the "reproducible builds" effort [1], we have noticed
that wims-extra could not be built reproducibly.

Ironically the "fixscripts" target in the upstream Makefile actually
breaks files it generates under non-UTF8 locales when they do not
contain regular characters, making them include the tell-tale string
"Binary file matches.."

The attached patch fixes this with grep's --text option. Once
applied, wims-extra can be built reproducibly in our reproducible

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


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk
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