[owncloud-devel] owncloud-client is has now reproducible build on debian

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Thu Aug 27 15:31:32 GMT 2015

On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 18:59:41 Hefee wrote:
> > About patch [1]: Wouldn't it have been enough to remove the date and
> > time reference from the string, rather than returning an empty string?
> Yes that would be enough. But the reproducible team in debian is pushing
> hard to get a patch into gcc to be able to controle the time,date from the
> outside, than the patch wouldn't be needed at all.
> > This git sha info has turned out to be useful when debugging...
> It is not (that) usefull for us. We have a debian version that actually
> points to one git tag. Every version that lands on debian has a git tag so
> there is not additional information in the git sha. It is already patched,
> that we show the debian version and not the upstream version. I see no
> advatage to show the git sha, that does not working for us, because we use
> git also packaging and the git sha, that is shown is a git sha of the
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-owncloud/owncloud-client.git repo). I
> tried it alrealy multiple time to point to the correct git sha of upstream
> - but had no luck :(
> These were the two resons that made me to delete the complete part.

Puzzled: The git sha is the same for every build of exactly that state of the 
owncloud repo.

The problem may well be this, since it introduces another var into the SHA:
-            .arg(__DATE__).arg(__TIME__)

> I know it is only true for debian, for upstream and people that compile from
> scratch, the git sha can be usefull.

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