[rb-general] Core Debian reproducibility: how close?

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Thu Oct 25 04:26:12 CEST 2018


> If there's an estimated time of arrival that'd be awesome... is
> there one?

As I am sure you are aware Debian doesn't, generally speaking, work
on that sort of timeline basis. "As soon as possible", "yesterday",
"when it's ready", etc. etc.

If any of those issues happened to have an ETA then it would be
detailed on that the corresponding bug. I suspect none of them
have, alas.

> Also, one of those items looks more like a "future nice to have"
> than something necessary to counter subverted binaries

Sounds about right; fancy updating the wiki to match? Thanks.

> It might be better to primarily focus efforts on getting the reproducible
> builds for the core packages actually used by people.  Perhaps that's
> already happening, it's not clear to me just from following the mailing
> list.

That is mostly what is happening; the weekly reports might be a
better reflection of this quotidian work rather than the mailing
list which will by-and-large just handle the exceptional cases.

Best wishes,

     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

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