On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 12:48:50PM +0200, Chris Lamb wrote: > Hi -devel, > > The reproducible-builds team are currently contributing patches with > "wishlist" severity. > > This is because it is not currently possible to build reproducible > packages within sid itself - we maintain a separate repository whilst > our changes to the toolchain are pending review and consultation. > > Filing these bugs with a higher severity -- which would require > developers to use this repository to fully test any modifications -- > would be unacceptable. > > However, based on an informal survey at DebConf (and to reflect the > feeling towards software reproducibility in the free software community > in general) unless there are strong objections I intend to raise the > severity of these wishlist issues to "important" once the toolchain > changes to dpkg and debhelper land in sid.
I think that reprocibility is an important issue, and marking reprocibility bugs as important makes sense to me. That, please also include a script to test builds for reprocibility in e.g. devscripts (see #786755) so that maintainers can actually test it themselves. -- Antonio Terceiro <terce...@debian.org>
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