[Reproducible-builds] CI testbuilds LC_ALL vs. LANG

Andreas Metzler ametzler at bebt.de
Fri Oct 9 16:47:44 UTC 2015

Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org> wrote:
> On Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2015, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> instead of simply patching dpkg-buildpackage.

> this will not benefit free software in other contexts as Debian, so
> that's why we rather like to see this fixed upstream.

Hello Holger,

thanks for the explanation of this part of my message.

Personally I tend to disagree here[1]. However coming back to the main
point of my message (setting LC_ALL on testbuild): If I were upstream
I might accept

+env LC_COLLATE=C sort.
and reject
+env LC_ALL=C sort

cu Andreas

Reproducible builds always require some work on the side of the
builder in reproducing the toolchain and libraries used for the build.
I would say the environment, including locale settings falls in the
same category.  But I guess this decision already had some major
discussion, and my comment just rehashes old arguments.
`What a good friend you are to him, Dr. Maturin. His other friends are
so grateful to you.'
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