Bug#863033: strip-nondeterminism: Only print log messages by default if a file has been modified

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Sat May 20 13:05:20 UTC 2017

Package: strip-nondeterminism
Version: 0.033-2
Severity: normal


Currently strip-nondeterminism emits log messages at the non-verbose
debhelper level even if we did not modify the file:

    Normalizing debian/giftrans/usr/share/man/man1/giftrans.1.gz
    Normalizing debian/giftrans/usr/share/doc/giftrans/changelog.Debian.gz

This is not only noisy in-of itself (!) and somewhat misleading, it also
defeats the point of adding these particular log messages in the first place;
we should only be printing if we modified the file so we can start to remove
normalizers from strip-nondeterminism.


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

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