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Re: /usr/share/info/dir.gz if install-info is installed

Bernhard R. Link writes ("Re: /usr/share/info/dir.gz if install-info is installed"):
> Packages not building in a real environment is a serious problem for our
> infrastructure. Having some extremely special build environment for your
> software betrays one of the most important principles of free software:
> Every user is a possible developer and should be enabled to hack on it.


> The easy solution is to allow packages to be build in any clean
> environment (i.e. a normal Debian system with no 3rd party stuff
> installed and no absurd changes).

I hope no-one will disagree with this.  However, a malfunctioning
build isn't always a release-critical bug.

Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> wrote:
> I'd say they're serious bugs if packages in the archive suffer from
> the misbuild, and normal ones if not.

I agree.


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