[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/2] Add Architecture information to .BUILDINFO
andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 02:34:09 UTC 2018
On 03/18/18 at 02:56am, Morten Linderud wrote:
> 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
alpm does not limit the package architecture; it can contain '-'. If
the user has such a package installed, this will result in entries
that will be parsed incorrectly.
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