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bug#23307: VLC does not build deterministically

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#23307: VLC does not build deterministically
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:42:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> Commit 4ef2721b52c4929aac15db4f8b39702cd37955a1 fixed an obvious
> timestamp-related reproducibility issue in VLC 2.2.1, but there remains
> a problem with the ‘lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat’ whose contents differ
> across rebuilds by a few 32-bit values (see attached diffoscope output.)
> The ‘plugins.dat’ file is generated by this rule in bin/Makefile.am:
> ../modules/plugins.dat: vlc-cache-gen$(EXEEXT)
>       $(AM_V_at)rm -f ../modules/plugins.dat
>       $(AM_V_GEN)if test "$(build)" = "$(host)"; then \
>               ./vlc-cache-gen$(EXEEXT) ../modules ; \
>       else \
>               echo "Cross-compilation: cache generation skipped!" ; \
>       fi

Turned out to be simple:



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