re: Debian Buster will only be 54% reproducible (while we could be at >90%)
- Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 09:40:23 +0000
- From: peter green <plugwash@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: re: Debian Buster will only be 54% reproducible (while we could be at >90%)
Because of their design, binNMUs are unreproducible, see #894441  for
the details (in short: binNMUs are not what they are ment to be: the source
is changed and thrown away)
To be specific, the source tree is extracted, then an entry is added to debian/changelog and then the package is built. This modified source tree is not retained.
It seems to me that binnmus could be made reproducible by storing the debian/changelog modifications in the buildinfo, then re-applying it at reproduction time.