On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 12:56:32PM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi Clint,
> On Freitag, 31. Juli 2015, Clint Adams wrote:
> > I suggest comparing builds with and without the Recommends of the
> > Build-Depends installed.
> I think thats out of scope for our project currently: buildds don't install 
> recommends, so we also don't install them.

I agree. We already vary a lot of stuff between builds, and soon we'll vary
even more (the date).

For what I'm concerned we should defer more variation once more patches land in
the archive

> It's probably still worthwhile testing this, but IMO probably rather as a one 
> time whole archive rebuild.

If the point is finding out whether the package FTBFS or not I suggest looking
at https://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/ArchiveTesting (even if the results
are presented in a less shiny format than ours)

> "btw", where are these fields defined? I couldn't find Build-Recommends: in 
> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html ?

I believe he means with APT::Install-Recommends=true and false on the host.

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