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

Santiago Torres-Arias santiago at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 9 14:57:08 UTC 2019

On Mon, Dec 09, 2019 at 01:44:11PM +0000, Orians, Jeremiah (DTMB) wrote:
> > TLDR:
> > The goal of reproducible builds is to reduce the likelyhood of running software that was corrupted (during build)
> Absolutely correct.
> For those that worry about the trusting trust attack, we have bootstrappable builds
> #bootstrappable on freenode (irc)
> https://bootstrappable.org/

I'm not absolutely convinced that reproducible builds does not help with
the trusting trust attack. It all boils down as to where did a
backdooring compiler come from, and how is it backdooring the build.

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