[Reproducible-builds] Bug#795606: ispell: Please make buildhash producible hashs deterministically

Valentin Lorentz progval at progval.net
Sat Aug 15 17:17:36 UTC 2015

Source: ispell
Version: 3.4.00-3
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: randomness
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org


While working on the “reproducible builds” effort [1], we have noticed
that the “buildhash” binary of ispell prints uninitialized memory to a file

The attached patch initializes memory allocated in the parser so all
fields are initialized to a deterministic value (zero).

Once applied, packages using buildhash can be built reproducibly in our
current experimental framework.

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

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