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Re: Building packages twice in a row

Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel@ftbfs.de> writes:
> On Wed May 16, 2007 at 10:11:55 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

>> Wouldn't it be better to unpack a package twice in two different
>> directories, build and clean in one dir and then compare the obtained
>> tree with the tree available in the other dir?

> That would surely be the better solution to catch this policy violation.

Many, many more packages would fail this and some of us (such as myself)
believe strongly that many of the reasons why they would fail this should
not be policy violations.  I think the current test is excellent since it
catches a concrete problem and isn't testing the current wording of policy
in a vacuum.

We at some point do need to get back to the discussion about what policy
should say clean should actually do.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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