[Reproducible-builds] Bug#829416: eb: please make the build reproducible

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Sun Jul 3 06:06:50 UTC 2016

Source: eb
Version: 4.4.3-9
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 eb could not be built reproducibly.

This is due to the use of faketime affecting the mtimes of the resulting files, meaning that sometimes the manpages are installed and sometimes not. The solution is to drop the calls to faketime entirely as help2man has been fixed to use SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH.

Patch attached.

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


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