[rb-general] Checking Reproducible Build for a Maven project

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Tue Dec 10 20:53:00 UTC 2019

After working with Maven and Bazel devs at the summit,  I wanted to
follow up to keep the buildinfo work moving.  I have buildinfo
generation working with gradle, and it is now working in Maven plugins.
 I'd heard it was working with Bazel, but I haven't seen it yet.

The JARs produced with Maven and Gradle now only differ in the sort
order of files in the ZIP header.  `mvn deploy` even pushes the
buildinfo file to the maven repo:

In this process, I found a small bug in maven archiver, which puts the
META-INF/ dir entry after the META-INF/MANIFEST.MF entry in the ZIP:


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