[arch-dev-public] Reproducible builds progress and the upcoming rebuild of [core]

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Nov 14 17:38:09 UTC 2019

On 11/14/19 12:21 PM, Robin Broda via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 11/13/19 3:46 AM, Allan McRae via arch-dev-public wrote:
>> To keep this momentum going, it would be great to rebuild every package
>> in [core] using makepkg from pacman-5.2+.  That way we can test which
>> packages are actually reproducible and work towards fixing those that
>> are not.  So be prepared for almost the entire repo to hit [testing]
>> soon, and get your sign-off shoes on!
> Hmm, what do you think about postponing this until we roll out zstd,
> which should be somewhat soon?
> As i don't think we're gonna rebuild everything for zstd, this would
> be a great opportunity to get both of these things done at once.

Bit too late for that, I think. :p

Anyway, there are no major downsides to letting zstd phase in gradually.
OTOH reproducible builds are pretty important, so we want those ASAP,
and we also want to get more testing for our reproducer tools.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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