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Re: What to do if FTBFS bug is not reproducible?

On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:28:49 +0530, Vasudev Kamath wrote:

> I'm working on to prepare QA upload for surf which is orphaned by its
> previous maintainer. There is a FTBFS bug reported against this
> package [1]. But I'm not able to reproduce this bug. Package builds
> fine on the pbuilder clean chroot. I've already reported this on the
> bug and also have provided my build log. How can I proceed shall I
> manually close this bug and prepare a normal QA upload or I need to
> wait for some reply on the bug.

This was a bug filed after a mass-rebuild on Grid'5000.

On Lucas' advice [0], what I do in these cases is to check if the
build failure is still present in the most recent rebuild run [2],
and if it's not there and I can't reproduce it myself, I close it.
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=646474

[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-qa/2011/11/msg00024.html
[2] currently: http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/collab-qa/archive-rebuilds/2012-01-12-lsid64-amd64/failed.2012-01-12.txt?view=markup&pathrev=2130

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