Bug#847805: reprotest: document/support simple reproducibility test with sbuild

Sean Whitton spwhitton at spwhitton.name
Sun Dec 11 22:12:57 UTC 2016

Package: reprotest
Version: 0.4
Severity: wishlist

Dear maintainers,

Thanks for the tool!

I have sbuild properly set up on my machine, and I want to use it to
test package reproducibility.  Something like this, where PWD is an
unpacked source package:

1) sbuild
2) record .deb checksums from .changes file
3) sbuild
4) compare .deb checksums in new .changes file
5) run diffoscope if the checksums differ

Rather than writing yet another shell script, I think that reprotest
should be able to do this for me, but I can't figure it out from the
--help output.

Is this something that reprotest is meant to help me with?  If so, could
it be documented somewhere?


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages reprotest depends on:
ii  apt-utils              1.4~beta1
ii  diffoscope             63
ii  libdpkg-perl           1.18.10
ii  procps                 2:3.3.12-3
ii  python3-debian         0.1.29
ii  python3-pkg-resources  28.7.1-1
pn  python3:any            <none>

Versions of packages reprotest recommends:
ii  disorderfs   0.5.1-1
ii  locales-all  2.24-7

Versions of packages reprotest suggests:
ii  autodep8     0.8
pn  qemu-system  <none>
ii  qemu-utils   1:2.7+dfsg-3+b1
ii  schroot      1.6.10-2+b1

-- no debconf information

Sean Whitton
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