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Re: Some newbie questions

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Some newbie questions
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:35:46 +0100
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 10:11:11PM +0100, Adam Pribyl wrote:
>> >Nothing really specific. I was just curious if it was possible. Now that I
>> >think about it,
>> >I should get the same result whether building myself or installing a
>> >substitute,
>> >right?
>> Right. Thats what is going on here - binary same.
> Well, that is assuming that the builds are deterministic - which is our goal,
> but which is not guaranteed. If a binary encodes the build time, for example,
> then different builds will yield different results.

But you can help!  :-)

>> >The .links directory takes
>> >over 2GiB on my machine and I wonder why.
> If I remember correctly, these are just hard links into the store that serve
> for deduplication.

Yes, see also:


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