Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday November 18 and Saturday November 24 2018:
Vagrant Cascadian automated uploading
.buildinfofiles from the Debian archive to the experimental buildinfo.debian.net service. Over 1,000
.buildinfofiles are typically uploaded each day.
Bernhard M. Wiedemann posted the montly openSUSE reproducible builds status with details on the remaining 58 major issues in 2565 openSUSE DVD packages with GCC, Python and OpenJDK being the most irksome cases.
Chris Lamb requested that the “Deterministic compilation” Wikipedia page be renamed to Reproducible builds (via the “Technical move requests” mechanism) given that this is overwhelmingly the generally accepted term for this concept.
17 Debian package reviews were added, 5 were updated and 14 were removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues. Two new issue types were added this week by Chris Lamb (
paths_vary_due_to_usrmerge) and he also updated a number of others, including as well as adding references to various existing notes (1 & 2), merging a duplicate issue […], and adding a bug reference for a patch […].
Holger Levsen updated our website project to add IPFS as a participant at our upcoming Paris Summit […] and replaced an instance of “Tor” with “Tor Project” […]. In addition, Chris Lamb added a number of missing dates to the Talks & Resources page […].
diffoscope is our in-depth “diff-on-steroids” utility which helps us diagnose reproducibility issues in packages. This week, version
106was uploaded to Debian unstable by Mattia Rizzolo. He included contributions already covered in previous weeks as well as overriding the new Lintian’s public-upstream-key-in-native-package tag […] and temporarily disabling
Depends:on Gnumeric and Procyon as they are RC buggy […].
We have received more than 50 registrations for the upcoming Reproducible Builds summit in Paris between 11th—13th December 2018 and registrations are now closed. Again, very much looking forward to seeing you there.
Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed
- Bernhard M. Wiedemann:
- Chris Lamb:
- Emmanuel Bourg:
Test framework development
- Chris Lamb:
- Eli Schwartz:
- Jelle van der Waa:
- Niko Tyni:
- Simon McVittie:
- Holger Levsen:
This week’s edition was written by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb, Vagrant Cascadian & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.