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From Andrew Rist <>
Subject Re: [BUILD] downloading of resources during bootstrap
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:42:10 GMT

On 10/2/2012 10:18 AM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> Hi Andrew;
> We agreed to completely drop the Category- B tarballs from SVN before graduation. We
> haven't really done it yet but additionaly removing the Category-A was planned in
> order to comply with infra's policy.
The removal of the tarballs from svn is an important project, and I am 
not suggesting going back or anything.
That said, the change has caused instability in the build.   In 
addition, I am having problems with this process
in two separate places, so I think this represents an issue with the build.
> When updating components I have, in general, stopped uploading the src tarballs to SVN
> in favor of distributing them though ooo-extras @apache-extras: (not all are used)
I like this.  This should continue.
> The build scripts are ready for it but it seems like the buildbot doesn't like fetching
> stuff (?).
I think the build scripts might need further refinement in this area.
> Can we have the buildbot cache those files?
I am very wary of this type of approach.  I see the buildbots as the 
proverbial 'canary in the coal mine' and it is better to fix the build 
than to have the buildbots work around the problem.   I understand that 
we have a very complex and delicate build, but we need to know when we 
have made things worse, and I am afraid this is one of those times 
(location of the tarballs is greatly improved, but at the cost of the 
download of tarballs being destabilized)

I'm mucking around with adding $agent->env_proxy; to 
so that it punches through a proxy when present.  Hopefully this will go 
part of the way toward fixing the issues.  (also - do agree that reload 
of perl on linux32 may solve issues there)

> Pedro.
>> ________________________________
>> From: Andrew Rist <>
>> To: ooo-dev <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:53 AM
>> Subject: [BUILD] downloading of resources during bootstrap
>> The linux32 buildbot is not able to download all of the required resources during
>> I have a similar problem on my local build with the resources for vigra, zlib, jpeg,
boost (and dmake) not downloading successfully.
>> This changed when we moved the resources out of svn (???).  What has changed ? and
what speciffically is used to download the resources now?
>> (on my local machine, I think part of the issue is the proxy combined with a redirect
- not sure about the buildbot)
>> help??
>> A.

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