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Re: rfc/patch: user-agent distro-description for debuginfod http traffic
> Eep. We really should pick up this info during runtime instead of
> during build time.
That's what I thought at first too. However, doing it at run time
means doing work - a popen() etc. - over and over or saving in a
locked global. Since on a normal machine, the distro doesn't change
without elfutils also changing, it's practically a literal.
> We do want a reproducible build.
Can you give an example? Bootstrapping a new distro version/arch?
> And this will most likely produce wrong information if the package
> build server is on a different OS or release than the OS/release it
> is producing packages for. uname -sm might be "stable", but probably
> not when cross- compiling.
I wonder if the cross-compiled debuginfod-client case is worth
> But where does lsb_release come from? I don't have that on my
BuildRequires: /usr/bin/lsb_release :-) It's a different package on
different distros. And running at run time would make a Require:
rather than a one-time BuildRequire:.