[Dev-luatex] Bug#1009196: texlive-binaries: Reproducible content of .fmt files

Roland Clobus rclobus at rclobus.nl
Tue Apr 19 09:16:50 CEST 2022

Hello list,

On 12/04/2022 08:44, Roland Clobus wrote:
> I'll follow-up soon with an updated patch.

As discussed, I've updated the patch.

For Lua-based TeX binaries, only when FORCE_SOURCE_DATE=1 and 
SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH are set, this will initialise the Lua seed to the 
value of SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH instead of a random value.
With this patch, the .fmt files can be generated bit-for-bit identical.

Regarding the patch:
* This patch is intended only for Lua 5.3 that is embedded in 
* A re-definition of `luai_makeseed` is unfortunately not sufficient for 
Lua 5.3, for 5.4.4 and later it would be. [1]
* I've added no validation for the content of SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH:
** 1) That happens in other code locations already
** 2) Even if the value would be incorrect, the Lua seed will still be 
* Do you want some comment lines?
* The sorting from by previous patch is no longer required. Only 
lstate.c needs to be modified.

With kind regards,
Roland Clobus

PS: If you later intend to upgrade to another version of Lua, the fixed 
seed value can help you in automated tests to see different behaviour 
due to the upgrade.

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