[rb-general] Reproducible builds on Ubuntu 16.04?
dank at kegel.com
Sat May 14 00:01:24 CEST 2016
I asked whether there was a PPA for the reproducible builds tools on
They said "no, but let us know if you make one" :-)
so I threw together https://launchpad.net/~dank/+archive/ubuntu/dpkg
It has Ubuntu dpkg with the reproducible-build patches applied.
http://kegel.com/linux/repack-dpkg-reproducible.txt shows roughly how I did it.
To grab this dpkg on ubuntu 16.04, first back up your system :-), then
do something like
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dank/dpkg
sudo apt update
sudo apt install dpkg
If your system breaks, you get to keep the pieces. But it worked for me,
and it let me build bit-for-bit identical debs for one random C++ app.
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