What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday September 4 and Saturday September 10 2016:
Reproducible work in other projects
Python 3.6’s dictonary type now retains the insertion order. Thanks to themill for the report.
- #836609 filed against nostalgy by Chris Lamb.
- #836605 filed against torque by Chris Lamb.
- #836968 filed against erlang-p1-oauth2 by Chris Lamb.
- #836970 filed against erlang-p1-sqlite3 by Chris Lamb.
- #836817 filed against tj3 by Chris Lamb.
- #836969 filed against erlang-p1-xmlrpc by Chris Lamb.
Reviews of unreproducible packages
We’ve been adding to our knowledge about identified issues. 3 issue types have been added:
1 issue type has been updated:
16 have been have updated:
- Add patch for nostalgy
- Add patch for torque
- Expand comment for babl.
- Tag pbuilder with random_id_in_pdf_generated_by_dblatex
- Tag uclibc with users_and_groups_in_tarball
- Tag realmd with different_encoding_in_html_by_docbook_xsl
- Tag mrmpi with timestamps_in_documentation_generated_by_htmldoc
- Tag dynare with leaks_path_environment_variable
- Tag sdlgfx with timestamps_in_tarball
- Tag pantomime1.2 with plist_weirdness
- Tag blockattack with different_due_to_umask
- Tag expeyes with different_pot_creation_date_in_gettext_mo_files
- Tag android-platform-frameworks-data-binding with random_ordering_in_pom
- Tag krunner with users_and_groups_in_tarball
- Tag libevocosm with leaks_path_environment_variable
- Tag gdbm with random_order_in_md5sums
13 have been removed, not including removed packages:
- htp fixed in/since 1.19-2
- Remove openni-sensor-pointclouds and openni-sensor-primesense; fixed by __DATE__ & __TIME__
- hsqldb fixed in/since 2.3.3+dfsg2-1
- linux-tools RM
- ksnapshot RM
- cobalt-panel-utils RM
- strigi RM
- libkdeedu RM
- erc RM
- ttf-atarismall RM
- gnupg-doc RM
- remove RMed django-localflavor
- easymp3gain RM
100s of packages have been tagged with the more generic captures_build_path, and many with captures_kernel_version, user_hostname_manually_added_requiring_further_investigation, user_hostname_manually_added_requiring_further_investigation, captures_shell_variable_in_autofoo_script, etc.
Particular thanks to Emanuel Bronshtein for his work here.
Weekly QA work
FTBFS bugs have been reported by:
- Aaron M. Ucko (1)
- Chris Lamb (7)
- Mattia Rizzolo:
- Ximin Luo:
- html-dir: use 4 * the given max-diff-block-lines
- difference: Don’t truncate diff output by default, and use a separate flag when doing so
- html-dir: In html-dir output, split large diffs across several child pages
- Rename no-max-limits to no-default-limits, a more accurate name
- Increase default max_diff_input_lines, should be OK based on what we’ve seen
- Fix behaviour for max-diff-block-limit=1 and don’t report when 0 lines are removed
- Set limits to inf when parsing args, instead of checking for “> 0” everywhere
- Suppress decimal line numbers for xxd output
- Chris Lamb:
- handlers/jar.pm: Reintroduce subroutine prototype on _jar_filename_cmp to fix ordering regression in .jar files.
- bin/strip-nondeterminism: die if file does not exist (Closes: #800159)
- t/fixtures/jar/*: Add a testcase for jar file ordering and normalisation.
- Check that output matches expected before comparing attributes to make it less confusing on failure.
- Don’t test whether inode number has changed either.
- Add a lookup table for descriptions of stat(1) indices.
- Re-order @fixtures setup for global->specific ordering.
- Re-add top-level “plan” call dropped in previous commit.
- Align size check with atime, etc.
- Make it clearer that we are checking for attributes
- Add comment why we use a per-fixture temporary directory.
- Drop all calls to unlink_on_destroy now that we copy the file. (Closes: #836670)
- Extend testsuite to ensure no extra files are leftover again.
- Hans-Christoph Steiner found after extensive debugging that for kvm-on-kvm, vagrant from stretch is needed (or a backport, but that seems harder than setting up a new VM).
- Holger updated the VM for testing FreeBSD to FreeBSD 10.3.
This week’s edition was written by Chris Lamb and Holger Levsen and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC.