source-only builds and .buildinfo

Holger Levsen holger at
Wed Jun 21 09:30:14 UTC 2017


trigger warning: nitpicking.

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:34:17AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > I do source-only uploads because i don't want the binaries built on my
> > own personal infrastructure to reach the public.  But i want to upload
> > the .buildinfo because i want to provide a corroboration of what i
> > *expect* the buildds to produce.
> If you expect that, then your expectation is incorrect.
I actually think that dkg's expectation is right, "just" that reality is wrong.

The design of the Debian buildd network is from times when machines were much
less powerful than what we have today and it shows.

I'd rather have deterministic builds than the current unpredictable mess.

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