[Reproducible-builds] Bug#787980: status: normalize file permissions when creating control.tar ?

Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Wed Jul 6 22:20:44 UTC 2016


On Mon, 2016-07-04 at 12:17:32 +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> could you please comment briefly on
> your take on this bug and it's status?

I've had my qualms about the need for this patch, but in any
case the provided patch has not been correct now for a while as
I pointed out on IRC some time ago. Which is why Mattia reworked
it temporarily so that the dpkg in the reproducible repo works and
does not mess with the data.tar files.

As I also mentioned on IRC, I'm planning on coming up with something
for this for the next upload. And left it out as it's certainly not
in the critical path to reproducible binaries, as the control member
has a more controlled environment.

> It's in the BTS since 13 months without a maintainer comment.

So it's certainly true that the bug report has had no comment for
that long, and I should have probably updated it for the benefit
of others, but I was actually quite surprised by this mail from you
given that I've been keeping at least Mattia and others on the IRC
channel informed of the progress and bugs status, which I had the
impression were getting relayed to the reproducible IRC channel,
and which he confirms he has been doing all along… so claiming no
maintainer comment seems a bit unfair TBH.


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