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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Initial patch in https://bugs.debian.org/774274 but withdrawn after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)

FTBR icon 7 unreproducible packages in unstable/amd64: cardo fonts-beteckna fonts-fantasque-sans fonts-pecita fonts-smc-karumbi lilypond scalable-cyrfonts

depwait icon 1 depwait packages in unstable/amd64: fonts-play

 

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