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bug #48655: [octave forge] (communications) Avoid unreproducible time stamps in PDF files

Submitted by:  Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>
Submitted on:  Thu 28 Jul 2016 09:17:08 PM UTC  
Category:  Octave Forge Package Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  other Operating System:  Any

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Thu 28 Jul 2016 09:17:08 PM UTC, original submission:  

Debian pays a lot of attention to the build reproducibility of its packages.  Currently, the octave-communications package is not building reproducibly. The problem comes (partly) from the fact that the documentation figures in PDF format are not generated in a deterministic way.  The patch attached to this bug report fixes the problem by passing seeds as arguments to the awgn and randsrc calls.

Please, consider applying this patch in the next release of the communications package.

Rafael Laboissiere <rlaboiss>


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    Follow 2 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-08-13 jwe Summarycommunications: Avoid unreproducible time stamps in PDF files => [octave forge] (communications) Avoid unreproducible time stamps in PDF files
    2016-07-28 rlaboiss Attached File- => Added random-seed-for-pdf-doc.patch, #38048

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