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Notes about issue captures_build_path_via_assert in unstable

Identifier: captures_build_path_via_assert
Suites: stretch / buster / unstable / experimental
Description: Absolute paths to source file names are embedded through assert(), which
embeds the value of the __FILE__ macro in the .data section, or via
filenames in debug symbols, which shows in the .text and .debug_str sections.
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We have a pending patch to GCC to fix this in one central place.
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https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2016-11/msg00182.html
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If/when this is accepted, this issue should be fixed for all packages and
you should not need to fix it specifically in your package.
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For more background information see:
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https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160822/006788.html
https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160905/006984.html
https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/reproducible-builds/Week-of-Mon-20160912/007076.html
Packages in 'unstable' known to be affected by this issue:
(the 1/4 most-popular ones (within this issue) are underlined)

reproducible icon 20 reproducible packages in unstable/amd64: ableton-link blasr buzztrax compiz cryfs hhsuite jstest-gtk kdiagram kmer libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libreswan libvariable-magic-perl muparserx ntopng openvas-cli openzwave php-apcu simpleparse sopt supercollider-sc3-plugins

FTBR icon 86 unreproducible packages in unstable/amd64: abcm2ps android-platform-external-boringssl android-platform-external-libunwind apper biboumi btrfs-progs c-graph ckbuilder ctsim deepin-screenshot dhex dmarc-cat dovecot-antispam dune-geometry dune-grid dune-grid-glue dune-uggrid etbemon fifechan freerdp2 genht git-repair gmp-ecm gtimer holes insserv ir.lv2 kaccessible libapache2-mod-authn-yolo libdispatch libmoe libmstoolkit libnewlib-nano limesuite listserialportsc lsyncd mender-client netkit-rsh nginx ngraph-gtk octave-sparsersb olive-editor pgpool2 pgstat pldebugger ponyprog proftpd-mod-counter qmc qwinff rfoo rng-tools5 ros-opencv-apps rtklib ruby-bcrypt-pbkdf ruby-bindex ruby-bootsnap ruby-character-set ruby-ed25519 ruby-github-linguist ruby-kgio ruby-openssl ruby-rbtrace ruby-regexp-property-values ruby-strptime ruby-thrift skiboot snooze spell ssocr stdx-allocator suricata systemc tamil-gtk2im tarlz tessa tiledarray ufo-core uftrace unshield vdr-plugin-dvbsddevice vim-command-t wcc xjig xlunzip purify# subversion#

depwait icon 1 depwait packages in unstable/amd64: boinc-app-eah-brp

 

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