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Re: A question about update-excuses (was Re: testing is broken)

Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:

> iirc, the sparc buildd checks the atime of all the installed packages
> and gives a warning if the atime of a file in a package which isn't in
> build-essential is changed.

That's not specific to the sparc buildd; they all do that, it's a
feature Roman implemented.  However, it's not perfect[1] and the
burden of work is in the wrong place[2].


[1] Apart from anything else it assumes that no one else is using the
    system; which, for example, with the sparc buildd (which has
    public access to the chroots) is not true.

[2] It's not the porters responsibility to fix a package's
    build-depends, it's the maintainers.

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