Bug#820148: autopkgtest: please make the build reproducible (environment)

Alexis Bienvenüe pado at passoire.fr
Tue Apr 5 20:29:24 UTC 2016

Source: autopkgtest
Version: 3.20.2
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch
User: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: environment
X-Debbugs-Cc: reproducible-builds at lists.alioth.debian.org

Dear Maintainer,

While working on the “reproducible builds” effort [1], we have noticed
that 'autopkgtest' could not be built reproducibly.

Depending on the locale (LC_COLLATE I think), [a-z] can include or not
capitals, so that in the Makefile, [a-z]* can match SKELETON or not.
Thus, depending on the locale, SKELETON will be installed with mode 0644
or 0755.

The (very simple) attached patch can solve this issue, so that
autopkgtest can be built reproducibly in our current experimental framework.

Alexis Bienvenüe.

 [1]: https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds

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