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

Toolchain developments

Ximin Luo started a new series of tools called (for now) debrepatch, to make it easier to automate checks that our old patches to Debian packages still apply to newer versions of those packages, and still make these reproducible.

Ximin Luo updated one of our few remaining patches for dpkg in #787980 to make it cleaner and more minimal.

The following tools were fixed to produce reproducible output:

Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed

The following updated packages have become reproducible - in our current test setup - after being fixed:

The following updated packages appear to be reproducible now, for reasons we were not able to figure out. (Relevant changelogs did not mention reproducible builds.)

The following 3 packages were not changed, but have become reproducible due to changes in their build-dependencies: jaxrs-api python-lua zope-mysqlda.

Some uploads have addressed some reproducibility issues, but not all of them:

Patches submitted that have not made their way to the archive yet:

Reviews of unreproducible packages

462 package reviews have been added, 524 have been updated and 166 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

25 issue types have been updated:

Weekly QA work

FTBFS bugs have been reported by:

  • Chris Lamb (10)
  • Filip Pytloun (1)
  • Santiago Vila (1)

diffoscope development

A new version of diffoscope 60 was uploaded to unstable by Mattia Rizzolo. It included contributions from:

  • Mattia Rizzolo:
    • Various packaging and testing improvements.
  • HW42:
    • minor wording fixes
  • Reiner Herrmann:
    • minor wording fixes

It also included from changes previous weeks; see either the changes or commits linked above, or previous blog posts 72 71 70.

strip-nondeterminism development

New versions of strip-nondeterminism 0.027-1 and 0.028-1 were uploaded to unstable by Chris Lamb. It included contributions from:

  • Chris Lamb:
    • Testing improvements, including better handling of timezones.

disorderfs development

A new version of disorderfs 0.5.1 was uploaded to unstable by Chris Lamb. It included contributions from:

  • Andrew Ayer and Chris Lamb:
    • Support relative paths for ROOTDIR; it no longer needs to be an absolute path.
  • Chris Lamb:
    • Print the behaviour (shuffle/reverse/sort) on startup to stdout.

It also included from changes previous weeks; see either the changes or commits linked above, or previous blog posts 70.

Misc.

This week's edition was written by Ximin Luo and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC.