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Re: "Arch: all" package FTBFS due to test needing network access - RC?

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> Some packages (e.g choose-mirror) fetch a newer version of a file during
> build if it's possible to fetch that file. I don't think this is RC,
> since the file is not missing from the package if the network is not
> available.

Actually, I think that's a very, very bad idea.  It makes builds not
repeatable, so if something weird goes wrong later you might not be able
to reproduce it with a package you built for debugging purproses now.

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