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Re: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository

Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> writes:

> Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> (04/03/2009):
> >   * Invoke the appropriate VCS tool to export the specified revision
> >     from the VCS repository URL to a temporary directory.
> > 
> >   * Pack the temporary directory to an appropriately-named tarball in
> >     the current directory.
> AFAICT, that doesn't ensure reproducibility.

How feasible is it to ensure reproducibility, though, when there is no
canonical upstream release tarball?

> See pristine-* for hints about things that can change between one
> environment and another.

I don't know what ‘pristine-*’ refers to there. I get no result from
‘apropos pristine’, so if you're referring to a command, I have no
corresponding manpage.

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