[OpenWrt-Devel] Progress on Reproducible Builds

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Thu Nov 12 11:23:25 EST 2015


to also state it on this list: great work and summary!

and btw, if you haven't seen: https://reproducible-builds.org/ you probably 
should have a look!

On Freitag, 23. Oktober 2015, bnewbold at robocracy.org wrote:
> I have some patches to the OpenWRT build system and a small number of core
> packages (host and target), and am writing now to ask how best to start
> submitting them. I could:
> 1. Submit all patches now as-is (following OpenWRT conventions)
> 2. Wait until the work reaches a milestone (eg, most image artifacts are
>     reproducible) and submit then
> 3. Upstream patches to other projects first (busybox and squashfs-tools)
> 4. Or something else

I think you should do 1+3 :)
> I think a valuable milestone will be the ability for independent parties
> to reproduce all the .ipkg, kernel, rootfs, and image files for a given
> architecture, given the release tag (for the openwrt repo and any package
> feeds) and the "config.diff" file included in releases on
> http://downloads.openwrt.org/. 


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