[Reproducible-builds] dropping texlive from our archive

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Wed Jun 1 10:07:30 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 10:16:40AM +0200, Alexis Bienvenüe wrote:
> Note that when the TeX primitives do not honour S_D_E, xetex output is
> not reproducible (even if \today is not used) because of the /Creator
> string which includes a date that is build from these primitives :
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/debian-tex/texlive-bin.git/tree/texk/web2c/xetexdir/xetex.web#n13872
> So solution 3 should include a bugfix to make xetex's Creator string
> either strip the build date either honour S_D_E.

Consider that that's a thing in the PDF header.
We should be able to have that thing not to use the same primitives, or
anyway have that follows SDE.

Such a part alone might have a chance to be accepted upstream, as IIUC
their main concern was about changing the actual visible output, but
they should be fine with changing the headers (as they already did in
other parts).

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