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Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 09:30:03PM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi, Humberto Massa wrote:
> >>They do not really, provided you keep about all the intermediate .o files of
> >>the preceding build, depending on the security fix naturally.
> >
> > My points are: (1) this is feasible/viable
> No it isn't. (a) the disk space requirements are humungous. (b) currently
> we do not verify that rebuilding without an intervening "make clean"
> works, i.e. that all dependencies are set up correctly. In fact, Policy
> mandates the "make clean" between builds. Therefore (c) you can't assume
> that your fixed source will result in fixed binaries. This is a security
> fix, so it's especially important that the binaries get fixed.

BTW, what about ccache ? 


Sven Luther

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