Re: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com> writes:
> Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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
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