[arch-general] Question about automated builder
Thomas S Hatch
thatch45 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 14:12:49 EST 2011
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 12:01 PM, C Anthony Risinger <anthony at extof.me>wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com>
> > On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org>
> >> On 28 January 2011 01:36, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > I have been passively working on a similar project called quarters,
> but I
> >> > must admit that my motivation is somewhat low not knowing if the
> >> is
> >> > in demand. So here is my question, do we think that something like
> >> > would be a benefit to Arch? Is this the type of project that should
> >> my
> >> > attention?
> >> You have my personal full support.
> >> Does this Koji allow people to upload their own .spec/.src packages
> >> and offer them a build? I'm thinking something like that for quarters
> >> would be good. We can separate the building into 3 categories:
> >> == Distribution ==
> >> This is where devs and TUs connect. If you can work out some kind of
> >> integration, it will be totally seamless. Subversion hooks can trigger
> >> the builds, which then are placed in the respective home folders in
> >> gerolde/sigurd. They can be auto uploaded with dbscripts as well but I
> >> don't know if that's a good idea, mainly because there needs to be
> >> inspection (namcap and other habits) before the binary gets served
> >> across the mirrors.
> >> == Projects ==
> >> Any third-party packaging initiative can hook up to the system, and in
> >> turn get their binaries cooked. No-one is responsible for bad
> >> packages.
> >> == Community ==
> >> Users submit a PKGBUILD and in turn can download a Pacman package.
> >> No-one is responsible for bad packages.
> > HAHA! I had not thought of that! I love it! The build system can build
> > packages from uploaded PKGBUILDS, I would need to add some extra security
> > the chroots (or build them in super thin virtual machines), but that
> > be great, users could verify that their packages were top notch before
> > submitting them to the AUR and TUs could check packages much more easily.
> > As for the svn hooks, I was actually looking at polling the scms, this
> > an scm can be completely detached from the builder and the builder can
> > arbitrarily build from any old scm. I think that the solution here is to
> > configure the scms with specific criteria, so that they build into
> > repos.
> > And thanks for your support Ray, it means a lot :)
> did somebody say distributed AUR?
> add a little P2P sharing of the PKG bits into localized repositories
> and you got yourself a winner.
> C Anthony
Honestly, a build system could check AUR packages for cleanliness and make a
binary repo of working clan packages?
We have been discussing this in the TU chat, and there is a lot of
excitement about it, I am going to post some degign docs on the wiki here in
a few days (give me some time to put it together :) ) and then we can have a
free for all on how we want this to work.
In the meantime, keep throwing ideas at me so I can work them into the
Thanks again for the feedback!
-Thomas S Hatch
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