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Re: misc/50116: MKREPRO: PostScript files include time stamp

The following reply was made to PR misc/50116; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
To: NetBSD bugtracking <>
Subject: Re: misc/50116: MKREPRO: PostScript files include time stamp
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:26:22 +0200

 On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 05:15:00PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
 >  On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 01:50:00PM +0000, Thomas Klausner wrote:
 >   > Do not include a
 >   > %%CreationDate:
 >   > in the PostScript files, remove it, or set it to a particular date,
 >   > like the date of the last change to the inputs, or the value of a
 >   > new MKREPROTIMESTAMP variable.
 >  Do you know how to make groff do this? Or do we have to hack it? Or is
 >  this problem going to sit around until we find a way to move to pdf
 >  files? :-/
 Reading src/gnu/dist/groff/src/devices/grops/ps.cpp I see that it's
 hardcoded that it'll always produce it.
 How about a postprocessing step that just does 'grep -v ^%%CreationDate:'?
 >   > Then, find a similar solution for the time stamps inside the gzip(1)
 >   > headers of the .gz files.
 >  same...
 Well, that one's easy: choose one of the methods-to-be-decided-upon in
 PR 50119 and touch the file to that date _before_ gzippping it.

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