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Re: Why reproducibility is breaking by metadata?


From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: Re: Why reproducibility is breaking by metadata?
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:52:05 +0200

Hello Konrad,

Konrad Hinsen <address@hidden> writes:

[...]

> Philosophical side note: the right way to store provenance information
> is outside of the data they refer to. Unfortunately, with file-based
> storage, there is no clean way to attach the provenance information
> securely to the data without putting it into the same file.

Just "food for thought": git-annex metadata allows users to attach
arbitrary metadata to their annexed files, Ā«metadata is stored in the
git-annex branch, and so is automatically kept in sync with the rest of
git-annex's stateĀ»

Being content-hashed, each file will persintently keep its metadata even
in case of renames (in the git-annex "filesystem" scope)

I doubt this could be applied to `guix pack`, but it's an intereting
approach to "sidecar" metadata

Happy Guix! Gio'.

-- 
Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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