[arch-dev-public] Reproducible Builds July Update
Jelle van der Waa
jelle at vdwaa.nl
Thu Jul 9 21:00:32 UTC 2020
A lot of work has been put into getting Arch packages 100% reproducible,
the [community] repository has been added to the rebuilderd instance on
reproducible.archlinux.org. As of now [community] is 60% reproducible
and packages with file ordering issues have been rebuild and are about
to be moved to [community] which will hopefully increase the
reproducible package percentage!
Archweb now imports the rebuilderd status into it's database so, you are
now able to your reproducible package issues. 
In your Archweb profile, it's possible to get an email notifications
when packages change from reproducible to unreproducible. 
As of now, the software which rebuilds our packages store no logs/diffs
of the unreproducible packages. To get a diff:
1) Retrieve the package
2) run "repro -d $pkg"
Or when a package is freshly build:
$ repro -ndf $pkg
To rebuild the newly build package.
For some package groups there are "structural" issues such as KDE
packages, packages with JAR files and Haskell packages see the wiki for
those issues. 
For Haskell packages, a filesystem/perl bug has to resolved. 
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