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Re: Building packages twice in a row

Tyler MacDonald <tyler@yi.org> writes:

> We should expect that given the same source, headers, and libraries, we
> would get the same bytes out of a build every time.

This just isn't how compilers work.  Timestamps are encoded in binaries,
temporary build directories are encoded in debugging information, etc.
Look at all the machinery that gcc goes through to be able to compare two
builds to make sure they're the same.  We don't want to try to maintain
that for every package.

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

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