[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/2] Add Architecture information to .BUILDINFO

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 18 01:56:34 UTC 2018

On Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 11:52:01AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 18/03/18 07:23, Robin Broda wrote:
> > For reproducible builds, Foxboron and I are working on scripts to
> > reproduce a given package file. Generating archive links to download
> > the same exact packages that were present on the build machine is
> > a crucial part of this.
> > 
> > The package names have architecture information appended to them, eg.
> > archlinux-keyring-20180302-1-any instead of archlinux-keyring-20180302-1
> > so to be able to reliably regenerate the package filename, architecture
> > information is required.
> Isn't this being handled elsewhere already - e.g. On the Debian provided
> reproducible service?  How is that being managed without the
> architecture information?
> A

Their service doesn't care as it tracks SVN directly when building packages.
However, when we provide repro tools for our users we need to recreate with
`.BUILDINFO`. So we have to pull down packages from the archive. Jelle suggested
we just bruteforce it for the time being. But that sucks a little bit.

Tool in question: https://github.com/Foxboron/devtools-repro 

Morten Linderud

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