[rb-general] GNU coding standards discussion
holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Dec 5 10:41:42 CET 2016
On Mon, Dec 05, 2016 at 10:38:13AM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org> skribis:
> > As a single sentence, "Reproducible builds have bit by bit identical build
> > results.", maybe?
> Some people objected that this doesn’t take into account meta-data (file
> system meta-data, archive meta-data, etc.)
As a single sentence, "Reproducible builds have bit by bit identical
build results, including meta-data."
> From there, some started noting that what’s meta-data at one level is
> data at another level. Like should we do bit-wide comparison of ELF
> sections? Of whole files? Of whole .deb/.tar/.a files?
> I believe this has an obvious answer in the context of a distro (e.g.,
> for Debian, we’re concerned with bitwise comparison of .deb files), but
> trying to answer it in a very generic way is difficult.
I agree. Even with the above sentence we now need a definition of "meta
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