What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday July 17 and Saturday July 23 2016:

GSoC and Outreachy updates

Valerie Young wrote an update about her Outreachy progress on tests.reproducible.org.

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

Patches have been submitted by:

Package reviews

17 package reviews have been added and 4 have been updated. adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

Some issues have been updated:

Weekly QA work

FTBFS bugs have been reported by:

  • Chris Lamb (5)
  • Mattia Rizzolo (7)
  • Samuel Hym (1)

diffoscope development

strip-nondeterminism development

reprotest development


  • Added main navigation highlighting to python pages (Valerie Young)
  • Use python and templates to generate pkg sets (Valerie Young, with lots of review from mattia) which sped up runtime a lot, so package sets are now updated 4 times an hour instead of every 4 hours.


This week’s edition was written by Chris Lamb and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible builds folks on IRC.