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From Andrew Rist <>
Subject [BUILD] EPM for building packages - was [BUG] AOO cannot be installed
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:44:34 GMT
I am trying to create the buildbots so that there is now magical secret 
sauce to keep them working.
Thus, I am trying to create a 'recipe' for creating the build machine 
which includes:

  * vanilla version of an OS (Ubuntu 10.04 as a starting point for
    buildbots so far)
  * a set of dependencies (which I am currently creating as a set of
    apt-get commands for the machine)
  * a script for running the build (which is translated into the
    buildbot config file)

I practice these on my machine and once they are stable and repeatable, 
then they are ready for deploy as a buildbot.
I am wary of steps that include building and deploying patched software 
outside of this process.

EPM is currently in this category.  What is our best solution for EPM?

 1. find a dependency that can be repeatably loaded in the dependencies
 2. create a configure option of --with-EPM-path=<URL> and download and
    build a patched EPM during the build

I know I have not included the option of prebuilding the patched EPM - 
this is intentional, as this leads to highly customized and 
non-reproducable build machines, so I think that is a bad course to follow.



On 1/2/2012 12:01 PM, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 07:41:35PM +0100, Raphael Bircher wrote:
>> Hi Dave
>> Just to clarify. Mechtilde is a contributor since day 0 - 7 years.
>> She is one of the moast experienced QA here, and a verry skilled
>> manual tester. So she is not a newbe at all.
>> I build only for mac, for linux i point to the Buildbot too. If this
>> builds don't work for a Linux distribution it is a serios problem,
>> so it's right to bring it on the list.
>> What Mechtilde miss, are de frequently snapshots from the project it
>> self, not from same contributors. The test build should be from the
>> same mashine as the final release. You can build AOO on two
>> computers with Linux, you will have two different builds even you
>> use the same revision.
>> For this reason, test builds has to come from the same mashin as the
>> release. For my point of view it's not a good idea to use a
>> contributors computer for it. So the main plattform Wendows, Linux,
>> Mac realy need a Buildbot, and this is not a "nice to have" it's a
>> *realy urgent task*
>> And if one of this Buildbot produce unusable builds, then we have a
>> serios problem.
> Those build are unusable due to the EPM version, a subject that has been
> discussed since the epm removal, so I have no idea why the buildboot
> ended with a system epm.
> IMO the Linux build boot should produce also RPM packages, not only
> DEBs. And nightly builds are useful for keeping the code base buildable,
> but for testing purposes it would be more useful a weekly developer
> snapshot.
> Regards

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