[Reproducible-builds] automated diffoscope for parallel build bugs

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 18 18:21:07 UTC 2016


I used diffoscope to find a bug when gedit is compiled in parallel.[1]
I think we'll be switching quite a few GNOME packages over to dh
compat 10 soon with parallel building enabled by default.

Do you have any suggestions for how we could easily automate building
a bunch of packages with and without parallel and then running the
output through diffoscope to detect bugs like this?

Going a step further, maybe reproducible-builds.org should do this
check since it seems it would be relatively easy to implement there.

Jeremy Bicha

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/770100

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