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Here's what happened in the [Reproducible Builds](https://reproducible-builds.org) effort between Sunday April 16 and Saturday April 22 2017:

Upcoming events
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* On April 26th Chris Lamb will give a talk at [foss-north 2017](http://foss-north.se/) in Gothenburg, Sweden on Reproducible Builds.

* Between May 5th-7th the [Reproducible Builds Hackathon 2017](https://wiki.debian.org/ReproducibleBuilds/HamburgHackathon2017) will take place in Hamburg, Germany.

* On May 13th Chris Lamb will give a talk at [OSCAL'17](https://oscal.openlabs.cc/) in Tirana, Albania on Reproducible Builds.

Reproducible work in other projects
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* It is [now possible to upload .buildinfo files to Launchpad](https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/1657704).

* There has been [more progress on rustc reproducible debugging symbols](https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/pull/41419).


Packages reviewed and fixed, and bugs filed
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Chris Lamb:

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* [#860470](https://bugs.debian.org/860470) filed against [libccrtp](https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libccrtp).
* [#860731](https://bugs.debian.org/860731) filed against [viruskiller](https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/viruskiller).
* [#860770](https://bugs.debian.org/860770) filed against [qjackctl](https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/qjackctl).
* [#860848](https://bugs.debian.org/860848) filed against [osinfo-db](https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/osinfo-db).
* [#860972](https://bugs.debian.org/860972) filed against [cyclades-serial-client](https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/cyclades-serial-client).
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Chris West:

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* [#860418](https://bugs.debian.org/860418) filed against [sugar-memorize-activity](https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/sugar-memorize-activity). (Patch by Chris Lamb)
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Reviews of unreproducible packages
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37 package reviews have been added, 64 have been updated and 16 have been removed in this week,
adding to our knowledge about [identified issues](https://tests.reproducible-builds.org/debian/index_issues.html).

One issue type has been updated:

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- [randomness\_in\_r\_rdb\_rds\_databases: add hint to code line number](https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/reproducible-notes/commit/f096af1e)
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Two issue types have been added:

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- [new portable\_executable\_strong\_name\_varies](https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/reproducible-notes/commit/81607151)
- [captures\_build\_path\_in\_python\_sugar3\_symlinks](https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/reproducible-notes/commit/b2ab5e3b)
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Weekly QA work
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During our reproducibility testing, FTBFS bugs have been detected and reported by:

 - Chris Lamb (2)


diffoscope development
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- Ximin Luo:
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  - [Add support for R rds and rdb object files](https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/diffoscope/commit/4d31312)
  - [rdata: don't break if the .rdx isn't present](https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/diffoscope/commit/d3a9429)
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- Chris Lamb:
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  - [Ensure r-base-core is available when testing.](https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/diffoscope/commit/3d15b7e)
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  - Misc cleanups

Misc.
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This week's edition was written by Chris Lamb, Vagrant Cascadian & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.