[Reproducible-builds] [Reproducible] On making Stretch self-contained IRT to reproducibility

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Wed Mar 9 10:02:41 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar  9, 2016 at 10:24:44 +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:

> > On the arch:all rebuild-ability
> > ===============================
> > 
> > Rebuilding arch:all packages currently requires manual uploads of all
> > packages.  While we have "arch:all" buildds, we do *not* have support
> > for binNMUing arch:all packages in general.  A very limiting factor is
> > the substvar handling, which assumes that the version of the arch:all
> > package does not change during binNMUs (e.g. by using ${source:Version}).
> ouch. Big ouch. Does that affect all "arch:all" packages or only some? If the 
> latter, how many approximatly?
Most source packages that build both arch:all and arch-dependent
packages will be affected, I believe.  Enough that for all practical
purposes, an arch:all binNMU means making things uninstallable, so is a
big no-no.


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