Debian Bug report logs - #722186
dh-buildinfo: Please produce stable output

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Package: dh-buildinfo; Maintainer for dh-buildinfo is Yann Dirson <>; Source for dh-buildinfo is src:dh-buildinfo.

Reported by: Jérémy Bobbio <>

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 21:42:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch

Found in version dh-buildinfo/0.9+nmu1

Fixed in version dh-buildinfo/0.10

Done: Yann Dirson <>

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Bug#722186; Package dh-buildinfo. (Sun, 08 Sep 2013 21:42:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jérémy Bobbio <>
Subject: dh-buildinfo: Please produce stable output
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:38:41 +0200
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Package: dh-buildinfo
Version: 0.9+nmu1
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch


It would really help the “reproducible efforts” [1] if dh-buildinfo
would produce a stable output each time it is called.

The attached patch do this by:

 * calling gzip with the `-n` flag in order to prevent it to store
   a timestamp;
 * sorting the package lists by name.

The later might not be the nicest code, I don't really know Perl.


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From: Yann Dirson <>
Subject: Bug#722186: fixed in dh-buildinfo 0.10
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:03:23 +0000
Source: dh-buildinfo
Source-Version: 0.10

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
dh-buildinfo, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

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Yann Dirson <> (supplier of updated dh-buildinfo package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:37:02 +0200
Source: dh-buildinfo
Binary: dh-buildinfo
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.10
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Yann Dirson <>
Changed-By: Yann Dirson <>
 dh-buildinfo - Debhelper addon to track package versions used to build a package
Closes: 593601 722186
 dh-buildinfo (0.10) unstable; urgency=low
   * Acknowledge NMU.
   * Include in source the lastest buildinfo-packagetable version, with
     more flexible command line.
   * Produce stable output (Jérémy Bobbio, Closes: #722186):
     * sort list of packages
     * omit original name/timestamp from gzip file
   * Don't install buildinfo files inside udebs (Colin Watson, Closes: #593601).
   * Move debhelper from Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends (lintian).
   * Use DESTDIR instead of PREFIX at "make install" time (lintian).
   * Don't ignore all "make realclean" errors (lintian).
   * Switch from debhelper compat 4 to 9.
   * Switch from dh_clean -k to dh_prep.
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