[rb-general] Reproducible builds on Ubuntu 16.04?

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon May 16 13:17:09 CEST 2016

Hi Dan,

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 03:01:24PM -0700, Dan Kegel wrote:
> I asked whether there was a PPA for the reproducible builds tools on
> Ubuntu 16.04.
> 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.
awesome! thanks a lot for sharing this here!

> 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.

very cool!

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