Bill Allombert <> writes:

> This require policy to define the build environment and build
> instruction much more precisely than it does now, which does not seems
> to be practical. Unless maybe if a reference implementation is provided.

I don't see anything in this proposal that would require a more precise
definition than we have in Sean's current proposal.  This is the standard
that we're already using for filing reproducible build bugs in the
archive, and it's been basically fine.

The tools aren't in place yet to make it super-easy for people to test for
themselves, but that's in the works, and that's also why it's a should
(not must) and there's infrastructure in place for Debian to check it for

We can always aspire to get more formal and specific in the future, but
that's true of many other parts of Policy as well.

Russ Allbery (               <>

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