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Re: Summary: dpkg shared / reference counted files and version match

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 05:35:19PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> We need a guarantee that gzip will always produce the same output, which
> we already know isn't the case and which doesn't look sustainable going
> forward.

My understanding of #647522 is different. There is a patch (by Cyril)
and upstream (Paul Eggert) is looking into it. With interest, AFAICT.

That is a bug and ought to be fixed in its own right. Then, the
discussion of how much we should rely on it or not is a different one,
but it's good to separate the concerns.

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