[dpkg] 08/08: document

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Wed Sep 21 12:17:05 UTC 2016

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:37:02PM +0100, Chris Lamb wrote:
> > The canonical filename of .buildinfo file is:
> >     ${pkg}_${ver}_${random-string}.buildinfo
> Why is there (normally) a random string there?

Because that way people can upload different .buildinfo files for a
single (source,version,architecture) build and document that the very
same build can be accomplished with different environment condition.
That tricks is an easy way to be able to store them without messing
around with renames, etc.

                        Mattia Rizzolo

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