Notes for vlc - reproducible builds result

Version annotated: 2.2.0~rc1-1
Identified issues:
Identifier: timestamps_from_cpp_macros
URL https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/TimestampsFromCPPMacros
Description The C pre-processor macros `__DATE__`, `__TIME__`,
capture the current time, and thus will obviously make a build
unreproducible.
Identifier: different_due_to_umask
Description Files have varying permissions because of different umasks.
Identifier: users_and_groups_in_tarball
URL https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/UsersAndGroupsInTarballs
Description Tarballs capture user and group for each of its members.
Identifier: captures_build_path
Description Captures build path, e.g., /build/1st/foo-42.0 v. /build/foo-42.0/2nd
Currently we vary the build path only when testing packages from unstable
and experimental, for stretch we recommend that rebuilds are done in the
same path as the original build.
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This issue is only for miscellaneous issues which need individual fixes,
please create new issues for specific issues, e.g. gcc_captures_build_path.
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Here follows some general tips for packages using the standard GNU toolchain:
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If using autoconf, make sure you call ./configure via a relative and not absolute path.
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If your issue is related to using the `__FILE__` macro, or the recording of
--debug-prefix-map flags in non-GCC non-debugging output, this is what is
fixed by our patch mentioned above; you should not need to fix it
specifically in your package.
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For more background information see:
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• https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160822/006788.html
• https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160905/006984.html
• https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160912/007076.html
 

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