Daniel Kahn Gillmor <d...@fifthhorseman.net> writes:
> On Fri 2017-08-11 16:08:47 -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:

>>     - a version of a source package unpacked at a given path;

> I don't like the idea of hard-coding a fixed build path requirement into
> debian policy.  We're over 80% with variable build paths in unstable
> already, and i want to keep the pressure up on this.  The build location
> should not influence the binary output.

It shouldn't, but my understanding is that it currently does.  If you can
fix that, that's great, but until that's been fixed, I don't see the harm
in documenting this as a prerequisite for a reproducible build.  If we can
relax that prerequisite later, great, but nothing about listing it here
should reduce the pressure on making variable build paths work.  It just
documents the current state of the world.

Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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