[csw-maintainers] Building all architectures/modulations with GAR with one keypress

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski maciej at opencsw.org
Thu Aug 27 17:07:07 CEST 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Dagobert Michelsen<dam at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Hi Maciej,
> Am 26.08.2009 um 13:17 schrieb Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski:
>> Has anyone wrote such script for themselves? What I mean is: To build
>> certain package, one needs to compile it on build8s, wait until it's
>> finished, gmake clean, compile (gmake merge) it on build8x for 32-bit,
>> wait until it's finished, compile for 64-bit on build10x, get back to
>> build8x, disable pkgcheck, create the package, move the result to
>> /home/testing. I see no reason for it to be a manual procedure. I just
>> don't want to reinvent the wheel. Does anyone have such script? If so,
>> can you share it?
> This is exactly of what I talked about in my GAR presentation :-)
> Remember the discussion about pbuild?

Yes, yes, I was thinking if there was something I could already run.

> It already contains some
> work towards this, however in the general case there is still
> something to do. Feel free to look at the gar/v2-pbuild branch
> for details.

Can you give me a few pointers? (But not the ones like in
http://xkcd.com/138/ :-) )

> In pbuild it will be possible to define which modulations should
> be build on what hosts, modulations will be executed in parallel
> and monitorable with multitail and package assembly will follow
> that automatically.

I wasn't looking for parallel building specifically; I was interested
in having a single button that I could press and go for lunch. I
quickly hacked a Python script which calls ssh to other hosts:
http://dpaste.com/86148/ A usage example: http://dpaste.com/86145/ If
there's something like that in the v2-pbuild branch, I'd start using

> Deploying things to testing/ is another step we discussed on
> Sunday after you left. The protocol will be posted when ready :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing it!


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