Re: toppred and bowtie now reproducible
> I've uploaded toppred.
> I've looked at bowtie and I have a question: In the reproducible.patch
> you set some varying variables to fixed (basically empty) values in the
> Makefile. In addition you are also commenting the variables inside the
> code which might also hide other information like build options etc. I
> wonder whether the latter is needed. There might be users who are
> interested in those settings like Build Options and other things.
Point taken. This is what I meant the other day when mentioning in an
email about removing information from the output.
> I assume that the Build Options are fixed for a reproducible build,
> aren't they?
They should be, according to
LDFLAGS and friends should stay the same.
> So what about
> and inject
> dpkg-parsechangelog --show-field Date
> into -DBUILD_TIME. I also wonder whether the string
> gcc -v 2>&1 | tail -1 | sed 's/ *(.*//'
> should be generic enough to solve the reproducible issue by beeing
> informative enough for the user.
> What do you think?
You are right, maybe upstream has included them for a reason. I have
changed the corresponding patch in SVN to just set these to these
suggested fixed values. Many thanks for your hint.
After another run in my local r-b pipeline, I can confirm that the
package is still reproducible. So I guess we can go with the new version.
P.S. Just for consistency, I will also adjust the output of bowtie2
accordingly in a later upload.
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