An important part of being able to audit an operating system is confirming that the binary packages running on the system came from their corresponding source code. That is, we need to be able to verify the publicly published source code was used (unaltered) to create he binary packages running on our computer. One of the tools used to do this is reproducible builds, a method of rebuilding source code to verify the resulting package is identical to the package provided in a distribution's repositories. The Arch Linux project now has a tool, called Rebuilder which helps administrators rebuild and verify packages. "We're happy to announce that it's now possible to run independent rebuilders for Arch Linux in 4 easy(-ish) steps. The rebuilder tracks the package index of Arch Linux and automatically issues rebuilds for new packages." Tips on setting up and using Rebuilder can be found in the Arch wiki.
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