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Re: Results of the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal

On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 04:45:28PM +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On 8/22/05, Manoj Srivastava va, manoj <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
> >  The end goal is not just to have packages built on the
> >  buildd -- and important goal for Debian, certainly, but not the only
> >  one we have. As promoters of free software, we also are committed to
> >  have packages build for our users, in a "real" environment, not just
> >  a sterile, controlled. artificial "debian specific test"
> >  environment.
> If the two builds result in (significantly) different packages
> wouldn't that be a bug?

Yes, but not one that we are likely to detect. (Not unless somebody
plans to run mass-rebuilds with random other packages installed, for

An example: my latest Xpdf package won't compile if libstroke0-dev is
installed, because libstroke0-dev provides dud autoconf macros (also my 
bug). Hence it build-conflicts until I fix that other package. A nice clean
chroot wouldn't find this problem, but it would confuse anyone trying to
rebuild xpdf who did have that other package installed (as it did me!).

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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