Re: Upgrading koji builders for gnulib and standardisation

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El Mon, 5 Dec 2011 10:35:46 -0600
Dennis Gilmore <dennis@xxxxxxxx> escribió:
> El Mon, 5 Dec 2011 14:06:59 +0000
> Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:
> > Hi Seneca,
> > 
> > We're running into a bug with gnulib which is causing some issues
> > with a number of builds such as coreutils [1], findutils, gettext
> > (at least) and some packages that depend on those packages.
> > Unfortunately as its one of those horrible bundled everywhere libs
> > its not as easy as just upgrading it.
> > 
> > We need to get the koji builders standardised so we don't continue
> > to run into these and other issues (like bugs in different versions
> > of mock, kernels etc).
> > 
> > After losing all too much time over the weekend and chatting with
> > dgilmore can we please work to move all the builders to a config
> > based on the following to ensure the builders are as close to
> > identical as possible including:
> > - F-15 based sfp/hfp OS installs
> > - ext4 (see link below)
> > - decent amount of swap (2Gb+ as gcc needs 2Gb to properly compile
> > link, as does the likes of webkit, java, QT etc which means without
> > swap we're currently screwed on armv5tel).
> > - same kernels where possible but at least the same core config such
> > as ipv6 etc where not
> > - same versions of mock etc
> > 
> > Maybe we could come up with a rootfs tar ball which just needs a
> > kernel added. Also it looks to be a good time to review the setup
> > for /var/lib/mock and come up with an alternative that's not such a
> > bottleneck.
> > 
> > I've seen a number of build problems over the weekend that were
> > explained by differing configs and that is somewhat concerning and
> > hindering forward progress.
> > 
> > Let me know how I can help get this in place ASAP.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Peter
> > 
> > [1] Details are outlined here
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Fedora15_HardFP_Bootstrap_package_status#coreutils
> 
> one thing that would be great for someone to work on is making the
> kernel build a kirkwood image also.  then we would just have the
> efikas needing a special kernel. at least based i the hardware i know
> is there.
> 
> Dennis

another thing that would be super useful is to get another host or two
to be able to run createrepo, the slowness of that happening is hurting
things and slowwing things down a lot.

Dennis
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