As discussed in T277793: Increase reliability of scap release process, we in RelEng would like to change the release process. As a result, we haven't updated the release branch for this release. Instead, we have created the 3.17.1 tag for the release. Please build a Debian package from that. We recommend using the build-deb-in-docker script, included in that tag.
$ git checkout -b build-release 3.17.1 $ ./build-deb-in-docker ~/scap-3.17.1
This builds a Docker image with stretch, installs all the build dependencies, and builds the package. The built packages get copied into the ~/scap-3.17.1 directory, which gets created if it doesn't exist. By using the script, RelEng can test builds in the same way that SRE builds them.
If there are any problems, please tell us and we'll work with you to fix it, and make sure it doesn't happen again.
After that, upload the package as described in https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scap3#Uploading_to_apt_repos but the packages are in the ~/scap-3.17.1 directory, not /var/cache/pbuilder/result/stretch-amd64/ as the wiki page says.