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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #80

Published: Nov 7, 2016.

What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday October 30 and Saturday November 5 2016:

Upcoming events

  • Chris Lamb and Holger Levsen will be presenting at MiniDebConfCambridge 2016 in Cambridge, United Kingdom on November 10th-13th.

  • Vagrant Cascadian will be presenting Introduction to Reproducible Builds at the Conference in Seattle, USA on November 12th.

  • The next IRC meeting will be held on November 15th.

  • Reproducible Debian Hackathon - A small hackathon organized in Boston, USA on December 3rd and 4th. If you are interested in attending, please contact Valerie Young (spectranaut in the #debian-reproducible IRC channel on

  • The second Reproducible Builds World Summit will be held in Berlin, Germany on December 13th-15th.

Reproducible work in other projects

Bugs filed

Reviews of unreproducible packages

81 package reviews have been added, 14 have been updated and 43 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

3 issue types have been updated:

1 issue type has been removed:

1 issue type has been updated:

Weekly QA work

During of reproducibility testing, some FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by:

  • Chris Lamb (17)

diffoscope development

  • diffoscope 62 was uploaded to unstable by Mattia Rizzolo:

    • Add rudimentary support for OpenDocumentFormat files. (Michel Messerschmidt)
    • Detect JSON order-only differences and print them nicely. (Mattia Rizzolo) development

Reproducible Debian:

  • With thanks to Profitbricks continued sponsorship, Holger setup two new amd64 build nodes (and the associated Jenkins jobs) with 15/16 cores and 48GB RAM each for a total of four such amd64 nodes to double the build capacity of our amd64 build network.


Also with thanks to Profitbricks sponsoring the “hardware” resources, Holger created a 13 core machine with 24GB RAM and 100GB SSD based storage so that Ximin can do further tests and development on GCC and other software on a fast machine.

This week’s edition was written by Chris Lamb, Ximin Luo, Vagrant Cascadian, Holger Levsen and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC.

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