[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Remove svn propset id's

Levente Polyak anthraxx at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 29 20:39:52 UTC 2018

On 8/29/18 10:23 PM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> Most of our PKGBUILDs svn propset's break reproducible builds and the
> pkgbuild_sha256sum in the BUILDINFO file. When building a package before
> commiting the PKGBUILD the propset $Id will differ since the $Id is set on
> commit.
> This has a few implications, pkgbuild_sha256sum is useless and we can't
> reproduce packages due to the BUILDINFO not matching. Also the reproduce tool
> uses ASP to retrieve the PKGBUILD and therefore can't verify that it got the
> correct PKGBUILD (it relies on pkgbuild_sha256sum).
> To resolve this issue we could simply remove the propset id's, since for
> me, although not sure about others they don't seem particulary useful.
> The proof that the sha256sums's don't match:
> $ extra-x86_64-build
> $ grep sha256 .BUILDINFO
> pkgbuild_sha256sum = 8748d60d2c782f477cb7e692a3dad30be90491cdc13fe8951340da4c0bc7f19e
> $ $repopkg
> $ sha256sum PKGBUILD
> d8ab51a983026dd4a6e2f48e9dc66177eca8cf6c1c0ffefb950b093db299e304  PKGBUILD
> # The git checkout
> [jelle at helium][/tmp/bar/community/python-psutil/trunk]%sha256sum PKGBUILD
> ce7f1e68a3b426412a24f46016817d30721860c8ef6b3d0a2dddac8ff2448b84  PKGBUILD
> [jelle at helium][/tmp/bar/community/python-psutil/trunk]%diff PKGBUILD /tmp/python-psutil/trunk/PKGBUILD
> 1c1
> < # $Id$
> ---
>> # $Id: PKGBUILD 375007 2018-08-28 17:24:26Z jelle $

I know there are some people who like them because $reason, but even
with svn its not rocket science to get the last author.

+1 from me because on top of your reason:

- IMO such meta data belongs to the repo history and not the file
  content itself.

- we will purge it anyway if we finally finish the transition to git


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