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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #145

Published: Feb 6, 2018.

Here’s what happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday January 28 and Saturday February 3 2018:

Reproducible work in other projects

  • Whilst it has been active for some time, the #archlinux-reproducible Freenode IRC channel is the home to Reproducible efforts on Arch.

  • Please is a cross-language build system with an emphasis on high performance, extensibility and reproduceability. It supports a number of popular languages and can automate nearly any aspect of your build process.

  • Jim MacArthur posted about Reproducible Builds in BuildStream.

Development and fixes in key packages

  • Chris Lamb added .buildinfo support to Lintian 2.5.73. (#853274)

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

Reviews of unreproducible packages

39 package reviews have been added, 55 have been updated and 23 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

A new issue was added:

Weekly QA work

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

  • Aaron M. Ucko (1)
  • Adrian Bunk (40)
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (2)
  • Matthias Klose (3)
  • Pirate Praveen (4)
  • tony mancill (1)

diffoscope development

Furthermore, work from Juliana—our Outreachy intern—progressed toward a diffoscope supporting parallel processing.

trydiffoscope development

Version 67.0.0 was uploaded to unstable by Chris Lamb.


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

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