[rb-general] Not detecting timestamp in gzip headers of the aspell-* packages

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at lsmod.de
Fri Aug 10 19:20:31 CEST 2018

On 2018-08-04 06:43, Lior Kaplan wrote:
> As suggested on my initial mail, look at aspell-ro.
>> An example would be aspell-ro which lintian complains about, but 
>> is
> fine at 
> https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/debian/rb-pkg/unstable/amd64/aspell-ro.html

My guess is that it compresses files that come straight from a
tarball, so they have reproducible mtime values and so the .gz file is
reproducible, even though it does contain an mtime.

In an unreproducible case, there might be a patch applied, which
updates mtime to the current time and thus .gz files become
unreproducible without gzip -n

If these scripts compress stdin,
https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=32342 will soon make it
reproducible by default.

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