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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Snapshots; was Re: [continuum] BUILD FAILURE: Apache HttpComponents - HttpComponents - Default Maven 2 Build Definition
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:52:25 GMT
On Thu, 2013-01-10 at 09:25 -0500, Gary Gregory wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:31 AM, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2013-01-10 at 12:04 +0000, sebb wrote:
> > > On 10 January 2013 11:54, Continuum@vmbuild <continuum@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> > > > Online report :
> > http://vmbuild.apache.org/continuum/buildResult.action?buildId=25720&projectId=128
> > > >
> > > > Build statistics:
> > > >   State: Failed
> > > >   Previous Build: No previous build.
> > >
> > > That was me.
> > >
> > > I've updated the build definitions to use deploy rather than install,
> > > and that seemed to confuse the parent build.
> > > Not sure if it will be OK next time; we'll have to see (Continuum
> > > build definitions are complicated)
> > >
> > > The intention was to provide automated snapshot builds, which appear
> > > in the snapshots repo, e.g.
> > >
> > >
> > https://repository.apache.org/content/groups/snapshots/org/apache/httpcomponents/httpcore/4.3-alpha2-SNAPSHOT/
> > >
> > > I can try adding the 4.2 branch later if it is thought useful.
> > >
> >
> > Sebastian
> >
> > Jenkins can easily do snapshot publishing and we had it enabled for some
> > while. The problem is that more often than not ASF snapshot repository
> > is out space, which causes too many false build failures. I ended up
> > disabling automatic shapshot publishing for Jenkins jobs for that
> > reason.
> >
> > We probably need to think of some other way to publish snapshots.
> >
> 
> It's sad to me that we have an official way to publish snapshots and that
> it seems broken.
> 
> The space issue should be fixed, we should not have to find some
> workaround. How do other projects deal with this? Can old snapshots be
> removed? Or is there just one for each project?
> 
> Gary
> 

I never felt irritated strongly enough to have raised this issue with
infra. I suspect they are well aware of it, though. To me, the main
problem is not the issue with storage but the fact that a failure to
publish a snapshot due to an I/O error causes the build to fail rather
than a warning.  

Oleg


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