[Reproducible-builds] depwait and testing

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at mapreri.org
Thu Oct 22 14:10:10 UTC 2015

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 11:08:27PM +0000, Santiago Vila wrote:
> https://reproducible.debian.net/rb-pkg/unstable/amd64/aegis.html
> says it is in "depwait" state in testing.

Britney (sadly) does not enforce build-dep satisfiability in testing,
which is sad.
They told me they'd accept a patch to add this, but I've not wrap my
mind around to this yet.

> However, packages in testing are supposed to be buildable in testing,
> the same way packages in stable are supposed to be buildable in stable.

this depwait is caused by missing src:cook in testing, happily due to a
bug filed by this effort ^^

> So, unless I'm missing anything, there is no "depwait" in testing,
> this would be a "severity: serious" bug of the type that can make
> the package to be removed from testing.

yes, though I'd usually not file such bugs unless we're approaching a
release, since (as holger said) most of those issues are transient (some
not and needs fixing, though)

> I'll leave to others to report bugs about this.

looking at https://reproducible.debian.net/history/aegis.html I'd say it
has never built :)
Probably it has several other issues than this.

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