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Re: FTBFS if built twice in a row

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> writes:

> [Lucas Nussbaum]
>> The problem is that it isn't required to have exactly the same source
>> tree after "./configure ; make ; make clean". It's just required that
>> "./configure ; make ; make clean ; ./configure ; make" works. It is
>> possible that the first build modifies some files, but that the package
>> can still be built, without being differerent from the one from the
>> first build.
> How about this then: if you debuild without -b, -B, or -nc, it builds a
> source package before building the binary packages.  What if it were to
> build another source package afterwards, and compare the two .diff.gz
> files?  Timestamps in the diff would be ignored.  But if the actual
> file contents of the diff were different, that would IMO be a bug.
> -- 
> Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/

debuild; debuild -S; debdiff  should give zero changes. Often enough
that isn't true though.


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