Some help with nroff_output_varies_by_locale_or_utf8

Louis-Philippe Véronneau pollo at
Wed Sep 18 17:31:07 BST 2019

On 19-09-18 05 h 18, Chris Lamb wrote:
> [keeping pollo in CC as previously requested]
> Hi Louis-Philippe,
>>> In order that I don't duplicate your efforts though, how much
>>> investigation have you done already?
> […]
>> This is my first introduction to the wonderful world of
>> reproducible-builds debugging and I don't have tons of experience with
>> your tooling :)
> Well, then this looks like a great introduction. :)  Anyway, what I
> might suggest you do in the first instance is try and recreate this
> outside of reprotest. For what its worth I am regrettably not at all
> familiar with this tool so I am pretty much in the same position as
> you right now regarding the num_cpus (etc.) weirdness.

Noted. I'm not sure when I'll have time to dig into this some more, but
I'll try that.

>> Looking at the rst2man code, it also seems it is using:
>> "locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, '')" [2]
> I would guess at a consistent locale rather than patching it out but
> I would avoid jumping to any premature conclusions when attempting
> any reproducible issue yet alone a locale one. It could be a lack
> of installed/configured locales, just as another random example; I
> have seen this a quite a few times...>
> Anyway, best to try and create a minimal testcase outside of
> reprotest in the first case. Oh, is the version of rename-flac on
> salsa in unstable (and thus on

Yes. It does seem rename-flac is marked as reproducible on
[1]. Does that mean the errors I've seen are flukes, or that your test
suite sometime misses a few things?


  ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁  Louis-Philippe Véronneau
  ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋   pollo at /

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