Re: Updating dpkg-buildflags to enable reproducible=+fixfilepath by default
On Fri, 8 Jan 2021 at 10:29, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> Hi! Sorry for this late reply, but it just came into my view.
> On Fri, 13 Nov 2020 at 17:40, Vagrant Cascadian
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 2020-11-13, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> > > On 2020-10-27, Vagrant Cascadian <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >> Though, of course, identifying the exact reproducibility problem would
> > >> be preferable. One of the common issues is test suites relying on the
> > >> behavior of __FILE__ returning a full path to find fixtures or other
> > >> test data.
> > >
> > > has QFIND_TESTDATA been adapted to work with this, or are we just
> > > "lucky" that most packages don't actually build and run test suites?
> > Yes, QFINDTESTDATA is one of the primary (only?) issues with test suites
> > found in about 20-30 packages in the archive, according to the
> > archive-wide rebuild that was performed. For most of those packages
> > patches have been submitted, and some are already either fixed or marked
> > as pending.
> But QFINDTESTDATA is using __FILE__ in a valid way. It might not be
> what you are expecting, but still a valid usage.
> See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=876901 We have
> discussed this before.
> > If it could be fixed at the core for QFINDTESTDATA, that would be nicer
> > than fixing 20-30 packages individually, though we're not there right
> > now.
> In that case I would expect a valid patch from the people interested
> in enabling this. In the meantime the dpkg change broke a very valid
> usage. Inconvenient for reproducibility? yes, probably, but still very
> Oh, and changing this just before freeze is also something not
> acceptable considering I have seen no valid path proposed for
> QFINDTESTDATA yet. You are breaking something that it's expected to
> So please revert the change in dpkg. After this release we can
> definitely wait for someone producing a patch for QFINDTESTDATA, test
> it and go ahead wth the change.
I have just filed #979570 for this.
Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer