Bug#906720: leiningen-clojure: please make the build reproducible

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Tue Aug 21 09:20:23 BST 2018


> However, Clojure itself does not actually produce reproducible
> bytecode[*] most of the time, so I don't think turning this off will
> actually fix the reproducibility of the package.

Sorry but I don't quite follow your reasoning here.

We should always do as much as possible to make a build reproducible,
at the very least to see what is left to do. This is justification
enough to remove this override line given that #877418 is resolved.

(In other words, working on a "it's not 100% reproducible so let's not
bother at all" is actually counter-productive and actually somewhat

Saying that, according to my tests when I filed this bug, the problem
is simply a umask one, not a bytecode one so removing your override
will make the package reproducible.

I therefore entreat you to revert this change.

Best wishes,

     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

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