busybox: show reproducible timestamp
authorPaul Spooren <mail@aparcar.org>
Thu, 13 May 2021 21:57:45 +0000 (23:57 +0200)
committerBaptiste Jonglez <git@bitsofnetworks.org>
Wed, 26 May 2021 22:03:12 +0000 (00:03 +0200)
On login busybox shows a timestamp per default contianing the build
date. Since the build date isn't reproducible per default this behaviour
was disabled by default via 34df4d40 "busybox: disable timestamp in
version".

This commit modifies busybox so that the printed timestamp reproducible
using SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH and therefore shouldn't be disabled anymore.

Before:

    BusyBox v1.33.1 () built-in shell (ash)

After:

    BusyBox v1.33.1 (2021-05-13 09:34:34 UTC) built-in shell (ash)

Signed-off-by: Paul Spooren <mail@aparcar.org>
(cherry picked from commit a725382978515abfb2eb7be3bafef735dca97dbd)

package/utils/busybox/Makefile
package/utils/busybox/patches/530-use-SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH-for-timestamp-if-available.patch [new file with mode: 0644]

index 0d5e420..7ac042e 100644 (file)
@@ -81,10 +81,6 @@ endef
 Package/busybox-selinux/conffiles = $(Package/busybox/conffiles)
 endif
 
-# don't create a version string containing the actual timestamp
-export KCONFIG_NOTIMESTAMP=1
-
-
 ifndef CONFIG_USE_MUSL
 LDLIBS:=m crypt
 endif
diff --git a/package/utils/busybox/patches/530-use-SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH-for-timestamp-if-available.patch b/package/utils/busybox/patches/530-use-SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH-for-timestamp-if-available.patch
new file mode 100644 (file)
index 0000000..af47362
--- /dev/null
@@ -0,0 +1,80 @@
+From 59f773ee81a8945321f4aa20abc5e9577e6483e4 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
+From: Paul Spooren <mail@aparcar.org>
+Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 11:25:34 +0200
+Subject: [PATCH] use SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH for timestamp if available
+
+The SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is an effort of the Reproducible Builds
+organization to make timestamps/build dates in compiled tools
+deterministic over several repetitive builds.
+
+Busybox shows by default the build date timestamp which changes whenever
+compiled. To have a reasonable accurate build date while staying
+reproducible, it's possible to use the *date of last source
+modification* rather than the current time and date.
+
+Further information on SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH are available online [1].
+
+This patch modifies `confdata.c` so that the content of the
+SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH env variable is used as timestamp.
+
+To be independent of different timezones between builds, whenever
+SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH is defined the GMT time is used.
+
+[1]: https://reproducible-builds.org/docs/source-date-epoch/
+
+Signed-off-by: Paul Spooren <mail@aparcar.org>
+---
+ scripts/kconfig/confdata.c | 17 ++++++++++++++---
+ 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
+
+diff --git a/scripts/kconfig/confdata.c b/scripts/kconfig/confdata.c
+index b05b96e45..73c25e3a8 100644
+--- a/scripts/kconfig/confdata.c
++++ b/scripts/kconfig/confdata.c
+@@ -342,6 +342,8 @@ int conf_write(const char *name)
+       time_t now;
+       int use_timestamp = 1;
+       char *env;
++      char *source_date_epoch;
++      struct tm *build_time;
+       dirname[0] = 0;
+       if (name && name[0]) {
+@@ -378,7 +380,16 @@ int conf_write(const char *name)
+       }
+       sym = sym_lookup("KERNELVERSION", 0);
+       sym_calc_value(sym);
+-      time(&now);
++
++      source_date_epoch = getenv("SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH");
++      if (source_date_epoch && *source_date_epoch) {
++              now = strtoull(source_date_epoch, NULL, 10);
++              build_time = gmtime(&now);
++      } else {
++              time(&now);
++              build_time = localtime(&now);
++      }
++
+       env = getenv("KCONFIG_NOTIMESTAMP");
+       if (env && *env)
+               use_timestamp = 0;
+@@ -398,14 +409,14 @@ int conf_write(const char *name)
+               if (use_timestamp) {
+                       size_t ret = \
+                               strftime(buf, sizeof(buf), "#define AUTOCONF_TIMESTAMP "
+-                                      "\"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z\"\n", localtime(&now));
++                                      "\"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z\"\n", build_time);
+                       /* if user has Factory timezone or some other odd install, the
+                        * %Z above will overflow the string leaving us with undefined
+                        * results ... so let's try again without the timezone.
+                        */
+                       if (ret == 0)
+                               strftime(buf, sizeof(buf), "#define AUTOCONF_TIMESTAMP "
+-                                      "\"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S\"\n", localtime(&now));
++                                      "\"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S\"\n", build_time);
+               } else { /* bbox */
+                       strcpy(buf, "#define AUTOCONF_TIMESTAMP \"\"\n");
+               }
+-- 
+2.30.2
+