Sphinx: localisation changes / reproducibility

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Sat Apr 15 23:25:50 UTC 2023

James Addison via rb-general <rb-general at lists.reproducible-builds.org> wrote:
>                              In general, we should be able to
> pick two times, "s" and "t", s <= t, where "s" is the
> source-package-retrieval time, and "t" is the build-time, and using
> those, any two people should be able to create exactly the same
> (bit-for-bit) documentation.  I think that SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH generally
> refers to "t".

I think that SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH generally refers to the check-IN time of
each of the source package(s) being rebuilt.  You can retrieve the
packages anytime later than that, and you can do the build at any time
later, and SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH should not change (and the built binaries
and docs should also not change).


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