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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: [BUILD] EPM for building packages - was [BUG] AOO cannot be installed
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:05:48 GMT
On 1/4/12 11:09 PM, Andrew Rist wrote:
> On 1/4/2012 11:44 AM, Andrew Rist wrote:
>> 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
>> list
>> 2. create a configure option of --with-EPM-path=<URL> and download and
>> build a patched EPM during the build
> like the existing option of --with-epm-url, for instance....
> seriously, I got it now, and I'm implementing this into buildbot.
> I think this needs to be added into the ./configure --help

it is already listed in configure --help.


> A.
>> 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.
>> thoughts??
>> A.
>> 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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