Packaging on Bob

This page documents how to use git buildpackage to build packages local and on the server.

Quick recipe (only builds on the server)

  • install git-buildpackage first
  • export PACKAGE=package
  • you have the dsc files on your local machine? Do:
    • mkdir $PACKAGE
    • cd $PACKAGE
    • copy the dsc file and all referenced files here
    • git-import-dsc ${PACKAGE}*dsc
  • ask the administrator to put your public ssh key on bob the build server
  • ssh builder@130.75.116.103 "cd /srv/packaging/git;./make-git $PACKAGE"
  • git remote add origin git+ssh://builder@130.75.116.103/srv/packaging/git/$PACKAGE
  • git push origin master
  • git push origin upstream

On Bob the building process runs in a screen with the name package.
  • screen -ls
  • screen -r package

The results can be found in /srv/packaging/=dist=_=arch=/result/.

Additionally, STDOUT goes into /srv/packaging/git/log/package/out. Each time you think you could build a new package on BOB, do a git commit -a and a "git push". A post-receive hook starts the installation.

The etch packages get an additional "~bp" on the versions number attach to enable backporting.

Use git-buildpackage also on your local machine

Using dpkg-buildpackage

  • do dpkg-buildpackage
This is not recommended since some hidden dependencies might be resolved by you local system but not on other system. E.g., your package might be installed on a minimal system but will not work.

Using pbuilder

  • edit the ~/.pbuilderrc on your local machine and fill it with live
  • do pbuilder --create
  • without a config you can pass proper arguments to pbuilder, e.g.,
pbuilder --create --distribution $dist --debootstrapopts "--arch=$arch"  \
 --basetgz "$home/$dist_arch/$base" --mirror "http://10.20.10.30/$dist"
  • do a pbuilder build package.dsc

The ~/.pbuilderrc:
LOCALPATH="set_the_pbuilder_path_here"
BASETGZ=$LOCALPATH/base_tgz_of_your_chroot.tgzBUILDPLACE=$LOCALPATH/build/
MIRRORSITE=http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/
OTHERMIRROR="deb file://$LOCALPATH/result/ ./"
USEPROC=yes
USEDEVPTS=yes
USEDEVFS=no
BUILDRESULT=$LOCALPATH/result/
DISTRIBUTION=your_dist
APTCACHE="$LOCALPATH/cache/"
APTCACHEHARDLINK="yes"
REMOVEPACKAGES="lilo"
HOOKDIR="$LOCALPATH/hooks/"
export DEBIAN_FRONTEND="noninteractive"
DEBEMAIL=""
BUILDSOURCEROOTCMD="fakeroot"
PBUILDERROOTCMD="sudo"
PBUILDERSATISFYDEPENDSCMD="/usr/lib/pbuilder/pbuilder-satisfydepends"
DEBBUILDOPTS=""
APTCONFDIR=""
BUILDUSERID=builders_uid
BUILDUSERNAME=builders_nmae
BINDMOUNTS="$LOCALPATH/result/"
unset DEBOOTSTRAPOPTS
export PATH="/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin"
export SHELL=/bin/bash
DEBOOTSTRAP="cdebootstrap"
PKGNAME_LOGFILE_EXTENTION="_$(dpkg --print-architecture).build"
Do not forget to set the right
LOCALPAHT

git-buildpackage

see
 *git-buildpackage* --git-ignore-new
and
 *git-buildpackage* --git-tag

git-buildpackage + pbuilder

This is done on BOB.

  • Write a script outside of your maintenance directory.

export $PATH_TO=some_path
cat <<EOF >$PATH_TO/git-pbuilder
#!/bin/sh
# pass commandline arguments to dpkg-buildpackage
pdebuild --debbuildopts "-i\.git -I.git $*"
EOF
chmod a+x $PATH_TO/git-pbuilder

  • start the build process with
git-buildpackage --git-builder=$PATH_TO/git-pbuilder  --git-cleaner="fakeroot debian/rules clean"

DocumentationForm edit

Title How to package on Bob
Description This page documents how to use git buildpackage to build packages local and on the server.
Tags Bob git package
Category Admin, Developer
This topic: ATLAS > WebHome > GeneralDocumentation > BobPackaging
Topic revision: 10 Feb 2012, ArthurVarkentin
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