[rb-general] Add new randomness_in_perl6_precompiled_libraries toolchain issue.
lamby at debian.org
Thu May 2 17:48:43 CEST 2019
[CC'ing on request & thanks for re-sending to the list]
> Pretty sure Debian shouldn't be shipping these, just like .pyc files."
> Why should Debian not ship precompiled Perl 6 libraries? Isn't
> the whole point of binary distributions like Debian to save the users from
> having to wait for compilation to finish?
This was a stream-of-consciousness comment I added whilst I thought of
it. It does not in any way speak authoritatively for Debian, nor is it
even the opinion of the Reproducible Builds project. It was merely a
remark made "whilst I think of it."
In other words, please do not read too much into it — the important thing
I was achieving here is that the packages affected by this issue are
sematically tagged with "randomness_in_perl6_precompiled_libraries" for
visibility/stats etc. This is important so I can focus on the most
Saying that, you are right as not shipping the precompiled files doesn't
necessary need to be the solution; I only mentioned Python .pyc files
because they vary between interpret versions and are thus dynamically
compiled, but that may not apply here — I simply do not know. I did not
investigate at the time because, again, I was in "categorisation mode"
and just commenting whilst I thought of it.
I'm happy to hear there is a solution incoming however so thank you
for sharing that.
: :' : Chris Lamb
`. `'` lamby at debian.org 🍥 chris-lamb.co.uk
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