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Bug#844431: policy: packages should be reproducible

On Sun, May 07, 2017 at 03:35:00PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> hi,
> unsurprisingly I'm also in favor of making this policy change, now.
> I also believe there is quite a consensus (definitly a rough one…) in Debian
> for making this change, judging by the feedback we got at 3 DebConfs since 2013,
> several mini Debconfs and other events, plus the general feedback in the form
> of code merges and uploads.
> At the Reproducible Builds Hackathon in Hamburg we were reminded of the former
> DPL asking DDs to be "more bold" doing sensible changes forward, and as such
> we plan that starting with the development phase of "buster" we'll consider
> bugs about reproducible builds issues to be of severity "normal", not "wishlist".

I really think there should be an official tool to do build packages
reproducibly with an interface like cowbuilder. 

Currently, there are too much uncertainty about the process for bug
reports to be of severity normal.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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