Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday March 11 and Saturday March 17 2018:
Mattia Rizzolo updated our patched version of GCC to
7.3.0-11. This includes our patches to support
Chris Lamb added support for comparing Gnumeric spreadsheets to our diffoscope tool (#893311) as well as updated the tests tests for
arm64network in our test build framework came back after some protracted downtime caused by a hardware issue.
63 package reviews were added to our package notes adding to our knowledge about identified issues. In additiom, 43 entries were updated and 38 were been removed, A timestamps_in_pdf_generated_by_inkscape toolchain issue was also added.
The latest release of Tails (3.6) is no longer reproducible.
Heise reported on a trojaned version of a BitTorrent client that infected 400,000 computers (German). We believe such attacks would be detected quicker with a combination of free software and reproducible builds.
Mathieu Boespflug and Théophane Hufschmitt posted about using Bazel and Nix to achieve fully-reproducible builds.
Holger Levsen added yocto to our list of partner projects as they mention “Binary Reproducibility” as a feature.
On Tuesday March 20th, Chris Lamb will speak about reproducible builds at the New York Linux Users Group.
Chris Lamb will also be presenting at LibrePlanet 2018 on reproducible builds on Saturday 24th March.
- Bernhard M. Wiedemann:
- epic (sent upstream via email)
- icinga2 (hostname)
- kubernetes (parallelism, copyright year)
- lilypond (use
- marisa (drop date)
- mono (date)
- nautilus-dropbox (date/
- pencil (date)
- perl (
Time::LocalFTBFS in 2020)
- python-bjoern (sort,
- uisp (date/
- uperf (merged, date/
- wyrd (date/
- Chris Lamb:
- #893314 filed against inkscape (sent upstream).
Weekly QA work
During our reproducibility testing, FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by:
- Adrian Bunk (168)
- Emmanuel Bourg (2)
- Pirate Praveen (1)
- Tiago Stürmer Daitx (1)
This week’s edition was written by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb, Holger Levsen, Mattia Rizzolo & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.