Bug#950444: #950444: intltool: race condition with cache files

Vagrant Cascadian vagrant at reproducible-builds.org
Mon Nov 16 01:14:24 GMT 2020

On 2020-09-28, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> On 2020-02-01, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
>> A fix for a race condition was submitted upstream. The effects result in
>> partial or completely missing translations. The Reproducible Builds
>> folks have identified over twenty packages which may be affected:
>   https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/debian/issues/unstable/translations_missing_due_to_intltool_merge_issue.html
>> The fix was submitted and merged upstream some years ago, but a new
>> release was never made:
>>   https://bugs.launchpad.net/intltool/+bug/1687644
>>   https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~intltool/intltool/trunk/revision/748
> I've submitted a merge request to the gnome-team for the original patch,
> with some minor typos fixed in the commit message:
>   https://salsa.debian.org/gnome-team/intltool/-/merge_requests/2
> While there has been no upstream release of intltool in quite some
> years, this patch has been in upstream revision control since 2017 (as
> of now, it is the *only* patch that isn't already in the version in
> Debian).
> Please consider merging this patch and uploading, as it should fix
> reproducibility issues for several other packages. Or would you consider
> it acceptible to NMU?

I would like to proceed with an NMU in a few days, as this is a
non-deterministic race condition that affects reproducibility in several
other packages in Debian, and would be very nice to have resolved in
time for bullseye. Please let me know if I should hold off.

live well,
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