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Re: Bootstrapping from binary blob shipped in the source package

Le jeudi 31 juillet 2008 à 10:07 +0200, Jens Peter Secher a écrit :
> What do you mean by reliability here?  From a package-building
> perspective, I find it to be more reliable to use the precompiled blop
> because then I can make sure that the package compiles in a minimal
> environment.  Otherwise I need to depend on a *specific* prior version
> of the compiler, thus making the build more fragile (think Ubuntu), or
> I need to depend on a wide range on prior versions of the compiler,
> making testing much harder.

If your code needs a specific version of the compiler, you have a
serious issue here anyway. For example if a bug in the compiler is found
that requires the package to be rebuilt, it will remain broken if it
cannot simply use the latest version.

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