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Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #86

Published: Dec 20, 2016.

What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between Sunday December 11 and Saturday December 17 2016:

Reproducible builds world summit

The 2nd Reproducible Builds World Summit was held in Berlin, Germany on December 13th-15th. The event was a great success with enthusiastic participation from an extremely diverse number of projects. Many thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!

Reproducible Summit 2 in Berlin 2016

Whilst there is an in-depth report forthcoming, the Guix project have already released their own report.

Media coverage

Reproducible work in other projects

Documentation update

A large number of revisions were made to the website during the summit, including re-structuring existing content and creating a concrete plan to move the wiki content to the website:

Elsewhere in Debian

  • Chris Lamb submitted a patch for dak to preserve .buildinfo files on the local ftp-master filesystem. This is a temporary measure to prevent some “historical” data loss; the files are currently being silently discarded.

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

Chris Lamb:

Daniel Shahaf:

Reiner Herrmann:

Reviews of unreproducible packages

9 package reviews have been added, 19 have been updated and 17 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

3 issue types have been added:

One issue type was updated:

Weekly QA work

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

  • Chris Lamb (9)

diffoscope development

reprotest development

trydiffoscope development

  • trydiffoscope was split from the main diffoscope repository by Chris Lamb so that the two projects can be released independently and so that trydiffoscope can more easily be available on PyPI. It also simplifies the diffoscope packaging.

  • trydiffoscope 64 was uploaded to unstable by Chris Lamb.


This week’s edition was written by Chris Lamb and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC and via email.

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