On Sun, 13 Aug 2017, 6:15 a.m. Stuart Prescott, <stu...@debian.org> wrote:

> Policy is not a stick but policy can document where we want to be,
> particularly when we are talking about standard practice. It is already
> standard practice that packages build reproducibly with things like build-
> path variation -- we have upwards of 80% of the archive doing that.
>

I want to remember to you all that said ~80% is achieved only through a
patched dpkg and GCC.  At the very least a specifically patched compiler
with a patch still in heated discussion upstream for integration should not
be required, before considering build paths such important thing to require
reproducibility despite it.

(Not commenting on the other parts of the mail, but good points there)
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