[rb-general] Not detecting timestamp in gzip headers of the aspell-* packages

Lior Kaplan kaplan at debian.org
Sat Aug 4 08:43:29 CEST 2018

On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 8:49 AM, Chris Lamb <lamby at debian.org> wrote:

> Dear Lior,
> > I'm working on a bunch of aspell dictionaries I maintain, and for one of
> > them I fixed an reproducible builds issue - https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-
> > bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=777284
> >
> > While fixing it, I wondered why this tests aren't failing for the other
> > aspell-* dictionaries, as they all lack the needed flags for gzip.
> Can you give a specific, concrete example of a package/version
> combination that *should* be marked as unreproducible in our testing
> framework but is being incorrectly as reproducible? Sorry that this
> part of the request wasn't clearer when we discussed this IRL.

As suggested on my initial mail, look at aspell-ro.

> An example would be aspell-ro which lintian complains about, but is fine
at https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/debian/rb-pkg/unstable

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