[Reproducible-builds] Bug#821777: Bug#821777: diffoscope fails with "pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: python-magic"

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Tue Apr 19 21:57:45 UTC 2016

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 11:50:30PM +0200, Reiner Herrmann wrote:
> I saw in the changelog of dh-python that cleaning this file up is a recent
> change [1], which explains why dh-python in stable behaves differently.

That change appears to be from Nov 2015, but I'm pretty sure this also
happened before.

> There it simply doesn't clean up requires.txt.

Do you think it's safe and sane enough to just ignore all the python egg
foo and empty the file during the build in d/rules or something on that
I'm afraid I know nothing about distutils/setuptools and in general
stuff to generate a python package for distribution, so I can't really
judge on this...

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