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Re: binNMU or reproducible builds (choose only one)

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:26:11PM +0200, Niels Thykier wrote:
> Again, not saying it could not be changed, but binNMUs are used fairly
> often.  Having to download the source code, add a changelog entry and
> sign the result would make any non-trivial transition a living hell.

There's no reason why you would need to do that manually. Indeed, the
tool that actually does the binNMU (sbuild) will do all that behind the
scenes, but then *throws away* that modified source[1].

Everything needed to remedy that would be to not do so, and include the
source to a binNMU with its upload instead.

(Whether that is a desirable thing to do isn't something I have an
opinion on)

[1] At least it did when I last looked at its code in detail, which
    admittedly is over half a decade ago.

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