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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #88

Published: Jan 3, 2017.

What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday December 25 and Saturday December 31 2016:

Media coverage

Reproducible bugs filed

Chris West:

Chris Lamb:

Rob Browning:

Reviews of unreproducible packages

7 package reviews have been added, 12 have been updated and 14 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

2 issue types have been updated:

Weekly QA work

During our reproducibility testing, the following FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by:

  • Chris West (19)
  • Chris Lamb (7)
  • Rob Browning (1)

diffoscope development

strip-nondeterminism development development

  • Chris Lamb:
    • Show progress bar and position in queue, etc.
    • Promote command-line client with PyPI instructions.
    • Increase comparison time limit to 90 seconds.

  • Run half of the arm64 build nodes in the future. (h01ger)
  • Resume testing scheduling (on i386 and armhf) now #846564 and #844701 bugs in dpkg are fixed in that suite. (h01ger)


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

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