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sr #109535: nmh does not build reproducibly

Submitted by:  Bernhard M. <bmwiedemann>
Submitted on:  Mon 23 Jul 2018 12:20:39 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
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Mon 23 Jul 2018 12:20:39 PM UTC, original submission:  

When working on reproducible builds for openSUSE,
I found that the nmh package differs for every build
and Debian already tracked this in

The attached patch for 1.7.1 assumes that GNU date is used during build.
If support for BSD date (e.g. MacOSX) is required, a different patch needs to be done.
The easiest would be to drop the date/hostname - otherwise look at

The Debian patch had 1 extra chunk about locale-dependent globbing that I did not include (because we dont have locales in our build env)

Bernhard M. <bmwiedemann>


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file #44608:  reproducible.patch added by bmwiedemann (1KiB - text/x-patch)


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