Reproducible Builds is another example of the kind of audacious project that I celebrated in my last blog post.
It's a fun way to learn a little bit about different parts of the archive, and to help on an incrementally-improving process. My workflow below is meant to encourage folks to join in. The documentation on the wiki is certainly more authoritative (and will be more up-to-date in the future).
My usual workflow is this:
debcheckout clocIf that failed for some reason, I would use:
apt-get source cloc
Source: packagename Version: packageversion Tags: patch Severity: wishlist User: firstname.lastname@example.org Usertags: closest-usertag X-Debbugs-CC: email@example.comWhen choosing the
closest usertag, i look at the "Usertagged bugs" block on the R-B continuous integration dashboard or the wiki documentation to see what makes sense.
The information at the R-B wiki page is quite detailed if you want more info.
Finally, many many thanks to all of the people involved in the project, and particularly to h01ger and Lunar^, who have both contributed a ton of work, and have also made it easy to plug in and help as a less-involved contributor. The nice automatically-updated statistics provided by the team's continuous integration work makes it a fun game to help out.