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Effect of build profiles

On Jan 11 2018, Johannes Schauer <josch@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We can check whether two binary packages built with a different set of
> build profiles active are actually the same by using the tools from
> the reproducible builds project.

Now I'm mightily confused. What's the point of build profiles if they
result in identical binary packages? It seems to me in that case we
could just always use the "simplest" build profile.

I guess with "the same" you must mean something other than "bitwise
identical" - but it's not clear to me what.


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