[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
> fine at
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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