Reproducibility of "core" packages in GNU Guix

Vagrant Cascadian vagrant at
Mon May 2 14:29:05 UTC 2022

On 2022-05-02, zimoun wrote:
> On Mon, 02 May 2022 at 06:11, Vagrant Cascadian <vagrant at> wrote:
>> $ guix challenge --diff=none $(cat guix-base-set)
>> The fact that the guix and guile packages do not build reproducibly is a
>> little disappointing as they're both so central to guix itself; I
>> suspect parallelism triggers those reproducibility issues(from
>> experience with Debian), though that may just reveal other issue in
>> guile itself.
> About Guix, probably bug#44835 [1] for one, I guess.  And note this old
> Guile bug#20272 [2] for two, which implies unreproducible Guix.
> 1: <>

This one is regarding build paths, and since guix normalizes the build
path in the build environment, it should not affect builds in guix...

> 2: <>

But this one definitely touches on the parallelism issue!

Thanks for the links! I remembered commenting on them... just didn't
find the links with a quick search...

live well,
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