Bug#844431: Revised patch: Oppose

Don Armstrong don at debian.org
Wed Aug 16 19:19:47 UTC 2017

On Wed, 16 Aug 2017, Bill Allombert wrote:
> But as a technical document, it is lacking practical recommendation
> for maintainers how to make sure their package build reproducibly

The practical recommendations for maintainers are encoded separately, as
they're evolving. See https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/Howto
for example.

> and create confusion on the goal by using the term 'reproducible
> build' when 'robust build' is meant (which is a worthwile goal by
> itself, but a different project nevertheless).

I'm not convinced that this change will reduce confusion, as the
reproducible build project has been using this language in Debian for
many years now.

But I could be wrong. Please propose an alternative patch to policy
which addresses your concerns if you feel strongly about it.

Don Armstrong                      https://www.donarmstrong.com

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and I am such a perfect criminal
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