[Reproducible-builds] Bug#766384: debhelper: please register conffiles in a stable order

Jérémy Bobbio lunar at debian.org
Wed Oct 22 17:39:28 UTC 2014

Package: debhelper
Version: 9.20141010
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: toolchain fileordering


As part of the “reproducible builds” effort [1], we have noticed that
dh_installdeb is registering conffiles depending on the file system
order. This prevents some package from building reproducibly.

Attached is a patch that will sort the list of files, giving a stable

 [1]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds

Lunar                                .''`. 
lunar at debian.org                    : :Ⓐ  :  # apt-get install anarchism
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