Bug#993339: Package: reprotest Debian Salsa reprotest fails due to different compile times

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Aug 31 16:19:57 BST 2021

Hi Chris,

thanks for your bugreport, but it seems to me that reprotest is not failing
but rather producing failure results when rebuilding your package. Is that
correct? If so, it's not a bug in reprotest... :)

On Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 09:33:26PM -0400, Christopher Talbot wrote:
> On Mon, 2021-08-30 at 18:00 -0700, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> > Maybe when the job was first run, SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH was set to a date
> > later than the file unpack times (e.g. maybe due to timezone?)... and
> > thus wouldn't clamp the timestamps ... that might explain re-running
> > the
> > job later suceeding.
> > 
> > 
> > live well,
> >   vagrant
> Unfortunately, I do not know enough about reprotest to know what causes
> it.
> On a hunch, I also decided to rerun reprotest, and it worked this time:
> https://salsa.debian.org/DebianOnMobile-team/vvmd/-/pipelines/283265
> So it seems to be some sort of time/date dependent bug?

Vagrant suggested a possible explaination... see above :)


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