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Re: Bug#877212: [Pkg-javascript-devel] Bug#877212: node-d3-color: B-D npm not available in testing

On ബുധന്‍ 04 ഒക്ടോബര്‍ 2017 06:28 വൈകു, Simon McVittie wrote:
> As far as I'm aware, they currently don't. Policy says it would be valid
> if they did, and some derivatives and unofficial rebuilds actually do
> so, but the "real" Debian buildds allow network access because otherwise
> debian-installer wouldn't work. (This is a known and long-standing Policy
> violation, but nobody is sure how else to make d-i builds work, and at
> least they only download known-good files from Debian infrastructure;
> d-i is a really weird package anyway.)

I regularly get FTBFS when tests that require network access fail on
buildds. So I'm not sure what is the basis of your assertion.

> You and your team know that these packages are always uploaded with
> binaries included, but NMU/QA uploaders don't necessarily; so you can't
> assert that they will never be built on buildds.

Those will fail to build on buildds.

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