[Reproducible-builds] dh-python: Different locales make Depends line to be sometimes python3.5, sometimes python3

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Fri Oct 9 20:30:30 UTC 2015

retitle 801376 Depends is non-deterministically python3.5 or python3

Santiago Vila wrote:

> dh-python generates a Depends line which depends on the locale
> setting

Alas this is not correct; I can reproduce without varying the locale.

> On a rebuild, some of them seem to be now reproducible, but not all of them

Well, quite. This confirms locale is not the problem.

(As an aside, I'm not sure we-the-Reproducible-team should be so keen to
file toolchain bugs without patches unless we are a little more
confident about the certainty and/or fix required to resolve them. We
run the risk of exhausting maintainers' patience and confidence in our


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