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Re: misc/54544: Release build options are not public

The following reply was made to PR misc/54544; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: misc/54544: Release build options are not public
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:29:44 +0200

 For the record: the suggested wiki page was more meant to be a guide
 how to reproduce a build.
 Furthermore the options used for each build are not secret, but part of
 each "base" set as ./etc/release. Only tricky part is to know which of those
 options are default values and which are not.
 The differences vary a bit for different branches, but for HEAD and netbsd-9
 the only relevant differences are MKDEBUG=yes (used for all architectures)
 and MKX11=no (only for sun2 and rs6000).
 All other options are time stamp specific (that is: the cvs timestamp
 used, which of course varies and needs to be adapted to reproduce a
 build), setting the verbosity of the build log, or build system
 environment specific. If any of the latter two would change anything in
 the build results, something would be wrong (and our builds not

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