Hi, On Montag, 22. Februar 2016, Jérémy Bobbio wrote: > Because it's just a test that is brittle. It doesn't affect normal use > of the installed package and does only prevent a successful build one > times out of ten.
only counting version 47+48, it caused 5 build failures out of 5 build attempts on reproducible.debian.net on armhf and 3 build failures out of 9 build attempts on amd64, thus I will upgrade the severity of this bug to serious again. (I havent checked closely whether due to the same issue but versions 45+46 also showed random build successes and failures on armhf…) https://tests.reproducible- builds.org/history/diffoscope.html is where I got this numbers from. > To please the cruel god of FTBFS I can also disable running the test > suite entirely at build time. WTF. I'm not working here to please the "cruel gods of reproducibility" but because I think it's a worthwhile goal. Similar, FTBFS is a serious issue. Did you really have to ridicule my argument? :-( "The cruel gods of FTBFS" might be a funny expression in general, but it is not, if you are being told your bugreport is silly. Think about it. > I believe this would be the wrong thing to > do, but if you insist, I'll just do that. No, what I initially wanted (well, after your first reply…) was that this bug was _not_ treated as a "normal" one, but as an "important" one, that's all. (And to me that's an important disctinction. I read the downgrade to "normal" as "bah, I dont care" while I would have read "important" as "sure, we will fix this" but it's not that serious as the package works fine and we're still in the development phase of stretch".) But given the above (100% build failure on armhf and 33% failure on am64) I now think this is indeed a serious issue, thus it should be treated as such. If your only solution is to disable the test, so be it. I'd rather not have this test than having this package unreproducibly failing to build. We cannot^wmust not point fingers^w^wfile serious bugs at other packages while having other standards for our packages. cheers, Holger
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