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Re: many packages FTBFS, if $TAPE is set

Adeodato Simó <dato@net.com.org.es> writes:
> * Riku Voipio [Tue, 28 Aug 2007 21:15:35 +0300]:

>> That's why we tell people to use pbuilder.

> FWIW, debuild alone also sanitizes the environment.

I don't have any time to work on this, but it occurred to me reading this
that it might be useful for QA purposes to have a version of debuild that
*unsanitizes* the environment to test robustness.  An evil-debuild that
sets every problematic environment variable that it can think of (TAPE,
QUILT_PATCHES, LANG, LC_ALL, PWD, etc.), builds the source in a directory
name containing a space, and otherwise tries all the environmental things
that have broken packages in the past.

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

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