[Reproducible-builds] Bug#804141: gettext: please respect SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH wen generating ChangeLog entries

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Thu Nov 5 11:07:49 UTC 2015

Source: gettext
Version: 0.19.6-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: timestamps
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org


Whilst working on the "reproducible builds" effort [0], we noticed that
the gettextize tool generates ChangeLog files and entries which include
the current date, rendering generated builds unreproducible (eg. avahi).
The timestamps are also additionally timezone-specific.

The attached patch modifies gettextize to respect SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH[1]
if available.

 [0] https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds
 [1] https://reproducible-builds.org/specs/source-date-epoch/


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