Bug 835952 - doxygen generated pdf files are different in x86 and x86_64 builds
doxygen generated pdf files are different in x86 and x86_64 builds
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: doxygen (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-06-27 11:53 EDT by Xavier Bachelot
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:19 EST (History)
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Description Xavier Bachelot 2012-06-27 11:53:29 EDT
Description of problem:
doxygen generated pdf files are different in x86 and x86_64 builds because of the front page and footer include the creation date. This is causing an rpm file conflict when said pdf file is present at the same location for rpms of different architecture.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. build libbluray. It uses doxygen to generate a pdf file that is included at the same location in both the 32 and 64 bits builds.
2. try to install both libbluray-devel-0.2.2-2.fc18.x86_64.rpm and libbluray-devel-0.2.2-2.fc18.i686.rpm 
Actual results:
Generated pdf file is different in the x86 and x86_64 build, causing an rpm file conflict.

Expected results:
Generated pdf files are identical, both the x86 and x86_64 rpms can be installed at the same time.

Additional info:
libbluray build with the conflicting pdf files :

start of the fedora-devel thread where the issue is discussed :

mail where the bug is detailed :
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2012-12-10 10:02:50 EST
to help so no one has to go searching onlist,

> This build has the pdf file with a different timestamp in the i686 and
> x86_64 build.
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=4189461
> The pdf file is /usr/share/doc/libbluray-devel-0.2.2/libbluray.pdf from
> libbluray-devel-0.2.2-2.fc18

it's a bug in pdftex (part of texlive package) which is used to create pdf 
files. pdftex writes the timestamps "CreationDate (%s)" and "ModDate (%s)" 
into PDF files.

extract from texk/web2c/pdftexdir/utils.c

void printcreationdate()
    pdf_printf("/CreationDate (%s)\n", start_time_str);

void printmoddate()
    pdf_printf("/ModDate (%s)\n", start_time_str);
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2013-02-02 02:31:02 EST
It seems more like doxygen bug to me. There is a hyperref package which allows to influence pdf metadata:


Not sure if it is a good idea to omit these fields globally to workaround pdflatex's default behaviour.
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