[arch-dev-public] New devtools in testing

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 09:36:47 EDT 2007

On 10/31/07, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/10/30, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> > I pushed a 0.4 release of devtools to the testing repository tonight.
> > Please install them and let Aaron, Jason, or I know if you find any
> > problems.
> >
> > Highlights:
> > * Two new scripts to assist with chroot creation and builds
> > * extrapkg now takes an -l argument to limit the scp upload bandwidth
> > (Andy, please test)
> >
> Some bugs in makechrootpkg:
> 1) It doesn't check for --help before checking if there is PKGBUILD
> [root at linuxbox pkgbuilds]# makechrootpkg --help
> This must be run in the directory of a built package.
> 2) It doesn't pass unrecognized options to makepkg:
> [root at linuxbox gossip]# makechrootpkg -g
> /usr/sbin/makechrootpkg: illegal option -- g
> usage makechrootpkg [-h] [-c CHROOT_SHELL] [makepkg args]
>  Run this script in a PKGBUILD dir to build a package inside a
>  clean chroot. All unrecognized arguments passed to this script
>  will be passed to makepkg.
> The $CHROOT_SHELL environment variable is used to determine where
>  your chroot shell is. The shell consists of the following
>  directories: $CHROOT_SHELL/{root, rw, union} but only 'root' is
>  required by default. The rest will be created as needed
> The chroot shell 'root' directory must be created via the following
> command:
>     mkarchroot $CHROOT_SHELL base base-devel sudo
> Default makepkg args: -Ss
> 3) It doesn't work
> [root at linuxbox gossip]# makechrootpkg
> building union chroot
> moving build files to chroot
> allowing 'nobody' sudo rights in the chroot
> /usr/sbin/makechrootpkg: line 97: /chroot/union/etc/sudoers: No such
> file or directory
> /usr/sbin/makechrootpkg: line 111: ./mkarchroot: No such file or directory
> build complete... check $CHROOT_SHELL/build for build results
> cleaning up unioned mounts
> [root at linuxbox gossip]# ls /chroot/build
> ls: cannot access /chroot/build: No such file or directory
> chroot was created with mkarchroot $CHROOT_SHELL base base-devel sudo
> where $CHROOT_SHELL is /chroot
> P.S.: after sudo will be in base or base-devel the usage message in
> makechrootpkg should be updated.
> I didn't looked inside makechrootpkg yet, when I'll have more time
> I'll try to find the reason why it fails here.

Maybe put these issues on flyspray? I'm not overly concerned about the
new tools working perfectly (as long as they don't completely break
your system). Because no one depends on them yet, I just wanted to get
them out there so we can do an archiso release in the next couple of


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