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Re: GPL-licensed software linked against libssl on buildds!

On 19/01/10 at 14:36 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Neil McGovern <neilm@debian.org> writes:
> > On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 11:59:35AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> This is a bug in the netatalk Debian packaging.  You cannot assume the
> >> package will be built in a clean chroot; among other things, the buildd
> >> software explicitly does not guarantee that all packages will be
> >> removed.
> > Would it be time to start looking at LVM snapshops + sbuild perhaps?
> Well, I would argue that proper package builds in dirty environments is
> something we want in Debian anyway, and while this isn't the ideal method
> to find it, it would be a bug regardless of how the buildds worked.

Why would we want that?

I mean, it's very difficult to guarantee that packages build correctly in
dirty envs. I don't really see the point of enforcing that when we have
the technology (pbuilder, sbuild + lvm snapshots) there to ignore that
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