Progress on reproducible Debian Live images

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Thu Feb 11 08:58:17 UTC 2021

Amazing!  This is great to hear.  Do you think the official releases will end up 
being reproducible?


Roland Clobus:
> Hello lists,
> I've created a Wiki page that details my progress in creating
> reproducible live images, since I wrote to these lists on 2020-11-11.
> Short summary:
> * The smallest image is reproducible for Bullseye. All non-reproducible
> causes in 'live-build' itself have been identified by me and reviewed
> and merged by Luca Boccassi and Raphaël Hertzog (Thanks!).
> * The 'standard' image is reproducible, if fontconfig and mdadm are
> patched. For fontconfig I've created a patch that works for live-build,
> but not for all other tool that might who need it. For mdadm I'm
> finalizing a patch.
> * Buster images have more non-reproducible packages, but many issues
> have been fixed for Bullseye already
> Long summary:
> Read the full Wiki page, which contains the command lines, etc.
> With kind regards,
> Roland Clobus

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