This new classic is making the rounds on HN again:

The article is centered around the observation that no one knows how to build Hadoop from source. One comment says that reproducible builds exist now and that Nix provides a reproducible Hadoop package.

There's a problem, however. Contrary to what many think, Nix isn't particular rigorous about build reproducibility. Their Hadoop package just patches pre-built binaries from the Apache project!



good thing I didn't spell it right otherwise I would have run out of characters!

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