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Re: Help requested: Packages which FTBFS randomly

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:23:00AM +0000, Niels Thykier wrote:

> Santiago already brought it up in #844264.  I believe my answer in
> comment 70 is still relevant (other than I incorrectly used "after the
> freeze" when I meant "after the release").

Well, but when I said "Ok, will do" in Bug #844264, it was a reply to
your request to postpone this after the freeze, not after the release.

I definitely don't think we should do absolutely nothing in stretch
about this, so I'll continue to ask for help here in -devel:

Let's consider only the most blatant cases, the ones at the top of the
list I posted before.

Can anyone here reproduce any of the following *two* bugs?
(Using sbuild in a single-CPU machine)

837067  1.000   libsecret
848063  0.990   ri-li

If we could only fix those two for stretch, we will be proudly able to
say, when released as stable, that no package in stretch does fail to
build more than 50% of the time (in a single-CPU machine).

Then we could think of thresholds lower than 50% for buster, but at
least we would avoid the Schrödinger paradox in stretch.