Reproducible software builds are a method for verifying that the binary software we have installed on our computer was created, unmodified, from the source code associated with the same project. It helps confirm that software has not been altered or corrupted during the build and distribution process. The Arch Linux project, along with other distributions, is striving to build their software with reproducible means. Jelle van der Waa has published an update on the tools and infrastructure which are helping to make Arch Linux package reproducible. "archlinux-repro: Also known as repro this tool allows one to rebuild a package and check if it is reproducible by providing a build package such as $foo.pkg.tar.zst. It then set's up a build root, downloads PKGBUILD and sources and rebuilds the package checking if it's reproducible afterwards. During the year the tool has improved a lot to being able to rebuild all the packages in our repository without any known side effects at the moment.
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