[rb-general] Debian buster, 54% reproducible in practice (Re: Core Debian reproducibility: 57% and rising!)

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Sat Mar 2 23:31:41 CET 2019

> Though without solving #894441 we cannot reach much higher than 80%=20
> (because 93% is the current theoretic maximum, of which we need to=20
> distract 12% binNMUs...)

Even without solving the general binNMU problem, can't you make more
packages reproducible by eliminating those packages' dependencies on

(I always thought that removing the date dependencies from the source
code was better than patching over them with this environment variable.
The challenge is when individual maintainers refuse to make their
packages date-indepedent, yet distros still want the packages to be
reproducible.  If you can convince a maintainer, you aren't stuck on
the horns of this dilemma.)


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