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Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] Reproducible GNU!

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] Reproducible GNU!
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2015 14:39:13 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sat, Dec 05, 2015 at 10:19:40PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 04, 2015 at 04:47:59PM +0100, Ludovic Court??s wrote:
>      Reproducible builds are the technical means by which we can give users a
>      chance to make sure they get the Corresponding Source, as the GPL calls
>      it, for a given binary.  If a package can be rebuilt by anyone, yielding
>      a bit-for-bit identical result, then users can make sure they get
>      genuine binaries.  For more background, see:
>      The Debian non-reproducibility issue database, which is going to be
>      shared with other distros and interested parties, contains many
>      examples of these:
>      I invite you GNU hackers to look into it and see whether there???s
>      something you can do to improve your package. 
> PSPP is listed here, due to the date stamps in the pspp.pot file.  
> What do people think?  Should we remove the date stamp, replace it with a 
> something else
> (date of the most recent commit) or what?

I've never used the date stamp and I'm not sure I knew there was one in
there.  Is it useful?  Otherwise let's just remove it.

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