Bug#841783: patchutils: please make the build reproducible

Reiner Herrmann reiner at reiner-h.de
Sun Oct 23 13:29:36 UTC 2016

Source: patchutils
Version: 0.3.4-1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: buildpath
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org


While working on the "reproducible builds" effort [1], we have noticed
that patchutils could not be built reproducibly.
It does not use CFLAGS provided by dpkg-buildflags for building, which
would set -fdebug-prefix-map to prevent the full build path from being
included in debugging symbols.

The attached patch fixes that by using dpkg-buildflags for setting CFLAGS.
Due to -Werror=format-security, which is then also set by dpkg-buildflags,
the build failed because of a format string issue.
A patch for this is also included.


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