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

Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> writes:
> On 19/01/10 at 14:36 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> 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 problem.

Because we want our users to be able to patch and rebuild our software to
suit their needs.  Asking them to set up a chroot build environment is
asking quite a lot.

People do occasionally test whether packages rebuild properly in dirty
environments and file bugs when they don't.  Being absolutely certain it
will always work is, of course, hard, but I think fixing the bug when we
detect it is the right idea, rather than treating it as a bug in the build

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

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