openSUSE Factory Achieves Bit-By-Bit Reproducible Builds

Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 18 April 2024 at 10:13 AM EDT. 28 Comments
While Fedora 41 in late 2024 is aiming to have more reproducible package builds, openSUSE Factory has already achieved a significant milestone in bit-by-bit reproducible builds.

Since last month openSUSE Factory has been producing bit-by-bit reproducible builds sans the likes of embedded signatures. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed packages for that rolling-release distribution are being verified for bit-by-bit reproducible builds.

SUSE/openSUSE is still verifying all packages are yielding reproducible builds but so far it's looking like 95% or more of packages are working out.


Reproducible builds are of increasing industry interest for security and quality verification with many Linux distributions pursuing similar approaches.

More details on openSUSE Factory generating reproducible builds for packages can be found via the openSUSE blog.
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