[Reproducible-builds] Bug#802481: apertium-en-ca: please make the build reproducible

Santiago Vila sanvila at debian.org
Wed Oct 21 11:58:32 UTC 2015

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 04:22:32PM +0300, Esa Peuha wrote:

> The solution is to simply build-depend on locales-all instead of
> locales and use the locale files in the default location; [...]

Considering that locales-all has an installed-size of 120 M,
I would not use the "simply" word for that.

IMHO. this is a bug in locales-all and that's where it should be fixed.

In the meantime, reproducibility would be achieved by adding

Build-Conflicts: locales-all

to the control file.

That would force the autobuilder to install the real locales package
in the Build-Depends field, even if locales-all has a Provides.

BTW: I asked about this issue very recently in debian-mentors:


If the apertium packages could use the C.UTF-8 locale, which is always
available, that would be probably the perfect solution.


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