packages that FTBFS twice in a row ...

Holger Levsen holger at
Fri Dec 22 17:51:58 UTC 2017

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 04:59:35PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> >On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 05:14:02AM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> >> Does the reproducible build effort currently test for reproducibility of
> >> source packages?
> >
> >no. the creation of Debian source packages is not reproducible at the
> >moment. I don't recall whether we found a fundamental problem with it or
> Debian source packages are the *source* form of everything in Debian;
> therefore, they are (per definitionem) “correct”, as they are taken
> and copied, not (re)created.

yes. the question was, whether it's possible to do this in a bit by bit
reproducible way. as became clear again here, this ain't easy and doesn't
get us much anyway, so we didnt pursue it further.

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