[debhelper-devel] "Rules-Requires-Root: no" vs ExtUtils::Install + dh_strip_nondeterminism

Peter Pentchev roam at ringlet.net
Sat Oct 28 21:19:44 UTC 2017

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 07:11:37PM +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Hi Mattia,
> Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 02:21:37PM +0200, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > I tried live patching strip-nd by chaging the
> >     open(my $fh, '+<', $filename)
> > to
> >     open(my $fh, '<', $filename)
> > and indeed I could get a build completely identical to the one done
> > without R³ and unpatched strip-nd (and the log confirms files are still
> > being processed by strip-nd.
> Did your example contain a PNG which needs a fixup?
> But you're right that the "+" is not needed: The filehandle itself is
> not passed to copy_data(). And copy_data() uses copy() from File::Copy
> which surely does not rely on some specific filehandle being open. So
> you are very likely right — which is great. :-)
> Looking at
> https://anonscm.debian.org/git/reproducible/strip-nondeterminism.git/tree/t/fixtures/png
> it seems as if tEXt.png.in is a case where strip-nd should change
> something (while the other examples contain symlinks and hence I
> expect those being examples where nothing should be changed).
> So if the test suite passes with your patch, the patch should be fine.
> Maybe the test suite should do a variant with read-only files which
> need to be modified, too, to verify that this case works, too, and
> continues to work.
> If that case fails, it might suffice to first unlink the old file
> explicitly and then copy the temporary file.

Or (at the cost of invoking an external program) use install(1) or even
(shameless plug) install-mimic.


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