[dpkg] 08/08: document

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Wed Sep 21 11:13:39 UTC 2016

Hi Mattia,

First, thanks for working on this.

> > > +  * Continue to support --buildinfo-identifier as an override for
> > > +    --buildinfo-id, as jenkins is using it atm.
> > 
> > shall we switch and use --buildinfo-id on jenkins?

I was wondering whether you had a brief moment to outline — for those naïve
in the ELF arts — what the buildinfo things are, how they affect us, and
what these recent patches to dpkg mean? I'm afraid I'm a bit lost and I'm
probably not the only one.

Oh, if the explanation gets "too long" for an email, perhaps even consider
a blog post, either on your own blog or the Reproducible one... :)


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