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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #122

Published: Aug 29, 2017.

Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday August 20 and Saturday August 26 2017:

Debian development

  • “Packages should build reproducibly” was released in Debian Policy For more background please see last week’s post.
  • A patch by Chris Lamb to make Dpkg::Substvars warnings output deterministic was merged by Guillem Jover. This helps the Reproducible Builds effort as it removes unnecessary differences in logs of two package builds. (#870221)

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

Forwarded upstream:

Accepted repoducibility NMUs in Debian:

Other issues:

Reviews of unreproducible packages

16 package reviews have been added, 38 have been updated and 48 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

2 issue types have been updated:

Weekly QA work

During our reproducibility testing, FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by:

  • Adrian Bunk (37)
  • Dmitry Shachnev (1)
  • James Cowgill (1)

diffoscope development

disorderfs development

Version 0.5.2-1 was uploaded to unstable by Ximin Luo. It included contributions from:

reprotest development


This week’s edition was written — in alphabetical order — by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb, Mattia Rizzolo & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.

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