Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

Reproducible Builds for Ubuntu

Nov 4, 2023, 4:00 PM
Lambda – Talks (Radisson Blu Latvija)

Lambda – Talks

Radisson Blu Latvija

Talk (50 Minutes) Infrastructure


Mattia Rizzolo


The Reproducible Builds effort has been going on for a while in the broader Open Source world, and has been a topic of discussion within many distributions and software projects.

Debian in particular has been leading the way here, continuously testing their whole repository and developing patches for thousands of packages needing touches so they can be built reproducibility.

It is finally time to also take a look at how Ubuntu is doing: is Ubuntu reproducible? How much of it is? Are there any criticalities compared to Debian? Can the broader Ubuntu community help this effort? Is there even interest in the Ubuntu community in seeing this?

This talk will show some stats after I tried rebuilding Ubuntu, and I will collect feedback on what the attendees think of the effort.

Session author's bio

Mattia is a long time (10+ years) Debian contributor, Debian Developer since 2015 and also part of the Reproducible Builds project there.
But his real roots are actually in Ubuntu, as he is a Member since 2013!

Level of Difficulty Advanced

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