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Re: source-only builds and .buildinfo

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 09:30:14AM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> trigger warning: nitpicking.
> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 11:34:17AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > I do source-only uploads because i don't want the binaries built on my
> > > own personal infrastructure to reach the public.  But i want to upload
> > > the .buildinfo because i want to provide a corroboration of what i
> > > *expect* the buildds to produce.
> > If you expect that, then your expectation is incorrect.
> I actually think that dkg's expectation is right, "just" that reality is wrong.
> The design of the Debian buildd network is from times when machines were much
> less powerful than what we have today and it shows.
> I'd rather have deterministic builds than the current unpredictable mess.

I understand what you want, but using buildinfo is not a good idea here.

Based on how many broken binaries get uploaded from developers, 
the environment of the person uploading the sources is not a good 
basis for determining what package versions to install when building
on the buildds.

> cheers,
> 	Holger



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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