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

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: [gnu-prog-discuss] Reproducible GNU!
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:48:04 -0800
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On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 06:52:04PM +0100, John Darrington wrote:
> Back on the reprodicibility subject again...
> We have one other issue.  In src/libpspp/version.c there
> is a string called stat_version which contains a timestamp.
> This is used in only three places:
> 1. It finds its way into generated ODF files.
> 2. It is part of the dump one sees when a segfault occurs.
> 3. It is displayed at startup in the command line interface.
> I think 1. should be removed anyway, because it is a privacy issue.
> It could be used to identify the computer which generated a ODF file.
> I don't think that the other two instances give us much benefit.
> Any objections if we remove this string altogether?

OK, let's delete it.

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