On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:36:07AM -0700, Andrew Ayer wrote: > On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:08:13 +0200 > Andreas Tille <andr...@an3as.eu> wrote: > > > Ahhh, that's interesting. My situation is that I just wanted to find > > out why some of our team packages are about to be removed. I do not > > expect myself to be very helpful in fixing the problem. The only > > thing I would like to know is why this bug is qualified as serious if > > there is no build error when using the available tools but fails only > > with a patched tool. IMHO this does qualify as important as > > maximum. Please do not understand me wrong: Any bug should be fixed > > but I see no point in kicking a chain of packages out uf testing only > > because a package using a patched debhelper fails to build. > > Hi Andreas, > > I agree the severity was set too high considering it only affected > builds with a patched debhelper. I had no idea strip-nondeterminism > had accumulated so many reverse dependencies, or I would have been more > proactive about making sure packages outside of the reproducible > builds effort weren't bothered with an auto-removal notice.
That's WOW. i was aware some packages started build-depending on it, but nothing like this. Also, broken (and also missing, fwiw) build-dep does not causes removal from testing , so that's sound weird+wrong. Can you tell me of such package so i can get a look at what's going on more closely?  Actually I find this behaviour wrong and I have on my todo to propose a patch for Britney to consider also them. -- regards, Mattia Rizzolo GPG Key: 66AE 2B4A FCCF 3F52 DA18 4D18 4B04 3FCD B944 4540 .''`. more about me: http://mapreri.org : :' : Launchpad user: https://launchpad.net/~mapreri `. `'` Debian QA page: https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=mattia `-
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