Bug#844431: Revised patch: Oppose

Bill Allombert ballombe at debian.org
Wed Aug 16 21:42:32 UTC 2017

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:14:53PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> If you have specific wording suggestions that you believe would bring this
> Policy requirement closer in line with what we're already doing in the
> project (and which has gotten us to 94% reproducible already), please make
> them.

This percentage was reached mostly by fixing software tools (compiler, 
doc generators, packaging tools) to be deterministic, rather than by
fixing individual packages. This is a topic that is wholy absent from

For example policy could mandate that programs that set timestamps honour

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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