faketime breaks quilt patched file times in Debian

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun May 1 09:22:01 UTC 2022

Hi Roland,

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 03:53:13PM +0200, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
> [tl;dr faketime results on broken file timestamps for quilt patched
> files on salsa]

which is one of several reasons why (in 2014 or so) we choose not to use
faketime to achieve reproducible-builds.
> Since some time I observe random broken reproducibilty in some of my
> Debian packages (xfig, igerman98, libsnmp-session-perl) in the weekly
> salsa CI runs.
> Today I tracked this down to faketime being used in Salsa CI
> reprotest in combination with quilt modifying the file.

why is salsa CI using faketime in the first place?


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