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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #142

Published: Jan 16, 2018.

Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday December 31 and Saturday January 13 2018:

Media coverage

Development and fixes in key packages

Chris Lamb implemented two reproducibility checks in the lintian Debian package quality-assurance tool:

  • Warn about packages that ship Hypothesis example files. (#886101, report)
  • Warn about packages that override dh_fixperms without calling dh_fixperms as this makes the build vary depending on the current umask(2). (#885910, report)

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

Reviews of unreproducible packages

60 package reviews have been added, 43 have been updated and 76 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

4 new issue types have been added:

The notes of one issue type was updated:

  • build_dir_in_documentation_generated_by_doxygen: 1, 2

Weekly QA work

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

  • Adam Borowski (2)
  • Adrian Bunk (16)
  • Niko Tyni (1)
  • Chris Lamb (6)
  • Jonas Meurer (1)
  • Simon McVittie (1)

diffoscope development

disorderfs development development


This week’s edition was written by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb and Vagrant Cascadian & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.

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