Notes for xorp - reproducible builds result

Version annotated: 1.8.5-4
Identified issues:
Identifier: captures_kernel_version
Description Stores the kernel version (uname -a, /proc/version, etc.) output, normally for debugging purposes.
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Sub-issue: captures_kernel_version_via_CMAKE_SYSTEM
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://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160822/006788.html
• https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160905/006984.html
• https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160912/007076.html
Identifier: user_hostname_manually_added_requiring_further_investigation
Description Packages which intentionally capture the username or hostname into a custom format,
but aren't obviously using any tool or system which has this as a core issue.
Interesting because they could be fixed by fixing these things at build time.
Comments: Embed hostname, kernel version, username, and build time:
https://sources.debian.net/src/xorp/1.8.5-4/libxorp/create_buildinfo.sh/
 

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