Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday July 29 and Saturday August 4 2018:

Upstream work

Bernhard M. Wiedemann proposed toolchain patches to:

  • rpm to have determinism in the process of stripping debuginfo into separate packages
  • gzip to make tar -cz output reproducible on the gzip side. This might also help with compressed man-pages and merged by gzip upstream.

In addition, Bernhard M. Wiedemann worked on:

Misc.

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