Re: GPL-licensed software linked against libssl on buildds!
Lucas Nussbaum <email@example.com> 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
> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>