severity 850507 serious
I expected a general guideline from Release Managers regarding
packages which FTBFS randomly like this one, but that will most surely
not happen for stretch.
So, the only guideline I have left is the one expressed by Julien
Cristau (one of the RMs) in Bug #844264:
"if the failure rate is low enough I think a lower severity can make
I posted a list of bugs which FTBFS more than 10% of the time and
several people agreed on -devel that they should be serious and
maintainers should ask for stretch-ignore tag in case the bug should
not be RC (most bugs are about failing tests so this should not be
needed in general).
In the latest tests I made, this package fails for me more than 82% of
the time, and it also fails in the reproducible builds autobuilders:
This may affect any user trying to build this package (for example,
after making a change), our downstreams, and the Security Team once
that stretch is stable.
For this reason I'm raising this to serious.
Sorry for the long explanation.
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