[rb-general] progress in rpm and openSUSE in 2019

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sat Nov 30 13:20:58 UTC 2019

Hi Bernhard,

many thanks for this detailed summary. I've added a summary and a link to 
the monthly report..

On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 04:31:29PM +0100, Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:
> In my reproducibleopensuse repo, I added
> https://github.com/bmwiedemann/reproducibleopensuse/blob/master/howtodebug
> with details on how to find, debug and fix reproducibility issues.

cool, that seems to be pretty useful!

> I also added an rbplot.pl script to graph the package status over time
> like Debian does.
> http://rb.zq1.de/compare.factory/graph.png shows the current state.

wow, very nice!

any idea what has changed in 2019-08 where the 'gap' became slightler
bigger (a bit more orange and quite some more red)?

[lots of cool news omitted]

> In 2019-07, openSUSE enabled builds with Link Time Optimization (LTO) in
> all packages. This introduced some unreproducibility that has now all
> been fixed.

wow, neato!

> https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1133809 tracks progress
> towards bit-reproducible OBS Factory pkgs.

no news since 2019-08-22 :/ ;)

> We added a pip install macro to handle python's wheel (.whl) files
> without creating unreproducible .pyc files
> https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1094323

wow, cool, that might be something for Archlinux...!

again: impressive list! Thanks a lot for sharing and all the work!


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