[jira] [Commented] (FOP-2854) CreationDate in PDF metadata breaks reproducible builds

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[jira] [Commented] (FOP-2854) CreationDate in PDF metadata breaks reproducible builds

simon steiner (Jira)

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Stefan Knorr commented on FOP-2854:
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We're not seeing any internal IDs change around randomly in the file however --

[https://github.com/openSUSE/daps/issues/482]

Literally, the difference is the <dc:date/> tag in the PDF, nothing else.

> CreationDate in PDF metadata breaks reproducible builds
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOP-2854
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOP-2854
>             Project: FOP
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: renderer/pdf
>    Affects Versions: 2.3
>         Environment: Debian GNU/Linux
>            Reporter: Filippo Rusconi
>            Priority: Major
>
> Greetings,
> I would like to report that the CreationDate value that is set in the PDF file changes at each run. This is problematic because that makes it impossible to run FOP in the context of reproducible builds (see https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds).
> Would it be possible to create an option to set that date value manually or some equivalent solution to this problem ?
> Thank you so much for your work on FOP !
> Regards,
> Filippo



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