[rb-general] GCC build-path patch getting blocked

Ximin Luo infinity0 at debian.org
Thu Aug 31 14:17:00 CEST 2017

Chris Lamb:
> Hi Holger et. al.,
>>> This idea is similar to hardening-wrapper. That is now deprecated, but was
>>> useful as a stepping-stone to more "proper" fixes. Likewise, this shouldn't
>>> be thought of as "the proper fix", [...]
>> when reading this at first, I didnt like the idea of working it around as you
>> described
> Same.. :(
>> […] but then you have a valid point with hardening-wrapper
> Hm, I'm not entirely convinced. Whilst h-w *did* exist, it not only stuck
> around far too long, I fear that a parallel reproducibile-wrapper will stick
> around even longer and be even harder still to eventually deprecate as it
> will be used a lot more due to Policy pushes and/or general buzz around
> getting one's packages reproducible.
> It's also — and this should go without saying — unspeakably ugly!

Obviously, my ideal clean solution was the original GCC patch using environment variables.

Do you have some alternative suggestions to what I proposed? I don't want to have to patch 1800 packages with specific logic, or rewrite existing working build scripts simply to get reproducibility.


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