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Building packages three times in a row


as a QA effort the whole archive was rebuilt over the weekend to catch
build-failures, whether a package can be build three tmes in a row (unpack,
build, clean, build,clean, build). 
This is the second effort to get rid of those issues. The first effort was 
announced by Martin-Zobel Helas on 16 May 2007 [0].

We found again about 400 packages not having a sane clean target. 

To cite


    This must undo any effects that the build and binary targets may
have had, except that it should leave alone any output files created
in the parent directory by a run of a binary target.

We'll fill bug reports against every package that FTBFS in this way with 
Severity: Important. 

Furthermore we detect some issues with different package content (compared 
to the first build) after the second and third build. This bugs will have 
Severity: Serious.

You'll find after we at the end all filled bugs either here [1] or here 

Please note that building a package twice in a row is a release goal for 

Patrick Winnertz

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