Neil Williams wrote: > I'd like to ask for some help with a bug which is tripping up my tests > with the multiarch-aware dpkg from experimental - #647522 - > non-deterministic behaviour of gzip -9n. pristine-tar hat tricks aside, none of gzip, bzip2, xz are required to always produce the same compressed file for a given input file, and I can tell you from experience that there is a wide amount of variation. If multiarch requires this, then its design is at worst broken, and at best, there will be a lot of coordination pain every time there is a new/different version of any of these that happens to compress slightly differently. Maybe there was a reason for Guillem to want to tread carefully. -- see shy jo  Tricks including but not limited to: Small binary diffs and embedding specific versions of these programs' compressors as needed.
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