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Re: many packages fail to build twice in a row again

On 20/12/11 at 22:01 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> With recent dpkg(-source) changes, many packages are again failing to
> build twice in a row, because of uncommitted upstream changes.  Fixing
> this was a lenny release goal, maybe it should be one again?!?  Most
> importantly, maybe someone who has access to one of those build grids
> can run the old tests again, because I feel by accidentally stumbling
> upon these problems we will not be able to find and fix many of them any
> time soon.

Is it really worth it? There are many ways to work-around this, such as
using a temporary git repo to be able to 'git clean' and return to a
clean state before each build.


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