Jeff Johnson wrote:
> There are two big lies with rpm packaging methodolgy.
> (aside) The other lie is that rpm install transactions are
> atomic iff there are no packaging flaws or install host failures.
> But this lie is "reproducible builds", which is true wrto rpmbuild
> iff the build
> host is set up (including configuration) equivalently/identically.
The attempts I've seen either include carefully documented build OS
setup instructions and then mean auditing with cattle prod handy*,
or scripting the whole thing up from scratch in an empty chroot -
which usually also helps with getting build dependencies right...
* In Mac land this usually translates to "Asking Happy Questions",
like "did you install developer tools ?" "is your /usr/local empty ?"
"have you updated the port and every last dependency to the latest ?"
Which after a while makes even waiting for mach and mock seem like fun.
Received on Sun Sep 28 23:12:35 2008