[rb-general] What is the goal of reproducible builds?

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at lsmod.de
Mon Dec 9 13:39:43 UTC 2019

The goal of reproducible builds is to reduce the likelyhood of running
software that was corrupted (during build)

At https://etherpad.opensuse.org/p/reproduciblebuilds-goal
I added a small FAQ around it. You are welcome to contribute there with
refinements or extra questions+answers (because discussions on mailing
lists are often not easy to condense into such a document).
We can still use the ML about discussion of how we discuss this :-)

At the summit we had a session on how/what the r-b/verification
User-Experience (e.g. of apt) should be and found that it should be
shaped by the goal of r-b.
Since I could not find this goal documented yet, I am sending this mail
to get it fleshed out and then added to the website - on main page and
in docs/ .

Bernhard M.

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