[Reproducible-builds] Bug#795443: ocaml: please make the ocamldoc date configurable

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Fri Aug 14 00:25:54 UTC 2015

Source: ocaml
Version: 4.01.0-5
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: toolchain
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org


While working on the "reproducible builds" effort [1], we have noticed
that ocamldoc always generates manpages with the current date.

The attached patch adds a -man-date argument to ocamldoc to accept any
arbitrary string.

An alternative would be to accept a UNIX timestamp and then format that
but a patch for that would be more invasive. The UNIX manpage format
accepts mostly any value here anyway, so this isn't too restrictive.

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


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