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Re: Building in chroots hides bugs? (was: Successful and unsuccessful Debian development tools)

On 8/1/06, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> wrote:
also sprach Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> [2006.08.01.1221 +0100]:
> Building in chroots *hides* bugs.

Uh, what? Please give an example.

The only example I can think of is programs that use configure to
include support for anything they can find installed. So you get
different results depending on what's installed in the buildd. It's a
bug in the packaging though, the maintainer should be doing --enable-*
or --disable-* for every option. The point being that if you only
build in a clean chroot you'll never notice the problem.

That's how I understand it anyway,

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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