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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #147

Published: Feb 20, 2018.


Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday February 11 and Saturday February 17 2018:

Media coverage

Reproducible work in other projects

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

Various previous patches were merged upstream:

Reviews of unreproducible packages

38 package reviews have been added, 27 have been updated and 13 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

4 issue types have been added:

One issue type has been updated:

Weekly QA work

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

  • Adrian Bunk (24)
  • Boyuan Yang (1)
  • Cédric Boutillier (1)
  • Jeremy Bicha (1)
  • Matthias Klose (1)

diffoscope development

  • Chris Lamb:
    • Add support for comparing Berkeley DB files (#890528). This is currently incomplete because the Berkeley DB libraries do not return the same uid/hash reliably (it returns “random” memory contents) so we must strip those from the human-readable output.

Website development

Misc.

This week’s edition was written by Chris Lamb and Holger Levsen & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.


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