[pdftex] Please make the CreationDate, ModDate and ID field deterministic

Maria Valentina Marin marivalenm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 10:37:16 CET 2015


I was wondering what has happened with this proposal since I did not get
any reply since August.

On 08/12/2015 01:08 PM, Maria Valentina Marin wrote:
> On 07/14/2015 12:39 AM, Karl Berry wrote:
>> Thanh is away for ~3 weeks.  He will review both the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH
>> patch (which I suspect will be fine) and Nicolas's other comments when
>> he's back.
> In addition to my patch to honour $SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH please find
> attached an additional patch which uses UTC in the printed timestamps to
> also make the timezone reproducible.
> I have patched the function makepdftime to use gmtime if
> $SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is set. Otherwise the old behaviour will be kept.
> I have tested the patch in our autobuilders against 4 Debian packages
> that use pdflatex and these become reproducible.


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