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Notes about issue fontforge_resets_modification_time in unstable

Identifier: fontforge_resets_modification_time
Suites: stretch / buster / bullseye / unstable / experimental
URL: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampsInFontsGeneratedWithFontForge
Description: When a fontforge script is used, if the font loaded is modified
in any way, then the font modification time is set to the current
time.
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Initial patch in https://bugs.debian.org/774274 but withdrawn after
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH proposal.
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WIP patch at https://gist.githubusercontent.com/lamby/60a545b37b778e148702c342bbf86bd9/raw/19a39af51d669fde042b261236f65ba72f75662a/903_reproducubile_build.diff
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Related upstream bug at https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/issues/2490
Packages in 'unstable' known to be affected by this issue:
(the 1/4 most-popular ones (within this issue) are underlined)

FTBFS icon 1 FTBFS packages in unstable/amd64: lilypond

FTBR icon 50 unreproducible packages in unstable/amd64: 3270font cardo dkg-handwriting essays1743 fonts-arphic-bkai00mp fonts-arphic-bsmi00lp fonts-atarismall fonts-beteckna fonts-breip fonts-century-catalogue fonts-dejavu fonts-dseg fonts-ebgaramond fonts-f500 fonts-fantasque-sans fonts-freefont fonts-georgewilliams fonts-gnutypewriter fonts-gotico-antiqua fonts-goudybookletter fonts-gubbi fonts-isabella fonts-junicode fonts-kacst-one fonts-levien-typoscript fonts-linuxlibertine fonts-lohit-deva-marathi fonts-lohit-deva-nepali fonts-lohit-taml-classical fonts-lohit-telu fonts-meera-taml fonts-monoid fonts-navilu fonts-ocr-a fonts-ocr-b fonts-oldstandard fonts-pecita fonts-play fonts-prociono fonts-roadgeek fonts-samyak fonts-sil-abyssinica fonts-sipa-arundina fonts-smc-karumbi fonts-tibetan-machine fonts-tuffy oxygen-fonts scalable-cyrfonts ttf-staypuft unifont

 

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