[rb-general] [FOSDEM16] Reproducible FreeBSD and variants

Thomas Klausner wiz at NetBSD.org
Mon Feb 1 17:55:39 CET 2016

On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 11:46:21PM +0000, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> The release images are not reproducible since they are a UFS filesystem
> built by makefs.  But I think I already wrote a patch for this!
> http://sources.debian.net/patches/patch/makefs/20100306-6/maxtime-option.diff/
> I will soon rebase that on FreeBSD-CURRENT and send it upstream.

AFAIK, makefs originates from NetBSD. The version in NetBSD-current
already provides a timestamp option:

     -T timestamp
           Specify a timestamp to be set for all file system files and
           directories created so that repeatable builds are possible.  The
           timestamp can be a pathname, where the timestamps are derived from
           that file, a parseable date for parsedate(3) (this option is not
           yet available in the tools build), or an integer value interpreted
           as the number of seconds from the Epoch.  Note that timestamps
           specified in an mtree(5) spec file, override the default timestamp.


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