Bug#844431: Revised patch: seeking seconds

Adrian Bunk bunk at debian.org
Wed Aug 16 16:09:08 UTC 2017

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 03:43:00PM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
> Adrian Bunk:
> > On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 11:37:00AM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
> >> [..]
> >>
> >> Fair enough. I actually spotted that but thought it was better to get "something" into Policy rather than nitpick. I guess other people were thinking similar things. Well, lesson learnt, I will be more forceful next time.
> >> ...
> > 
> > What is the point of getting "something" into policy, when it is known 
> > to not match existing practice and that what is being added to policy 
> > will be ignored by everyone?
> > 
> >> The sentence I amended said "most environment variables" so our intent is clear.
> >> ...
> > 
> > This is not about "intent", this is about giving an exact definition
> > of reproducibility for Debian.
> > 
> > The definition should then match what is recorded in .buildinfo
> > and what the reproducible builds infrastructure is testing.
> > 
> The exact wording that was added, was a too-loose requirement. I'm now proposing to make the requirement more strict, in accordance with the tests that we're running. Do you have any comments on my proposal?

Will both dpkg-genbuildinfo and the reproducible builds infrastructure 
implement this definition?

Any definition is fine for me as long as it will match what is actually 
being done.[1]

> X


[1] not excluding future changes, but at the time the policy will be 
    published it should match reality


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