[arch-dev-public] Scripting large rebuilds

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 23 17:56:30 EST 2009

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am Montag, 23. Februar 2009 22:26:36 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>>> Or something to that effect, that would not only build all packages in
>>> a chroot, but auto-bump the pkgrels and dump the correct results to
>>> your svn dir, for a later run of testingpkg...
>> Would be ncie to have some helper scripts. I use some dumb scripts to manage
>> the kde rebuilds: http://git.archlinux.de/build-scripts/tree/kde
>> Maybe some of those can be extended to be more genereal. Espeically this which
>> sets pkgver, pkgrel and updates the md5sums: http://git.archlinux.de/build-
>> scripts/tree/kde/update-pkgbuilds (the awk scripts is stolen from some post of
>> the forums ;-))
> And I just noticed the undocumented -i flag to makechrootpkg, which
> installs a package without dirtying the chroot - this just became way
> easier :)

Well....  it doesn't dirty the chroot exactly, but you do end up with 
everything you built being installed so could get unwanted deps further 
down the rebuild list unless you are careful.  I have been meaning to 
adjust that to put the package in a local repo in the chroot so rebuilt 
packages could be installed as necessary (much like in the chroot 
building wiki page) but have not had time.


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