HEADS UP: GNOME package server open for business

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Mar 2 15:10:23 PST 2004

On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:46:27PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 02:32:47PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 01:57:28PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 03:36:55PM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > > I have completed work on the GNOME package building tinderbox.  Packages
> > > > for all supported versions of FreeBSD (i386 only) are available, or will
> > > > be available soon.
> > > 
> > > Any chance to have this on pluto1 for ia64 packages? I typically
> > > build GNOME from scratch there after some major update (either core
> > > OS or GNOME itself).
> > 
> > bento already builds GNOME using pluto[12] as part of the main package
> > cycle.
> I know, but the only way for people to actually fix the ports on
> ia64 that depend on GNOME, is by having GNOME installed on an ia64
> box to which developers have access. That's why pluto1 has GNOME
> and pluto2 has KDE. I need to keep the installation somewhat up
> to date.

The GNOME tinderbox isn't going to solve that, unless you install the
packages it produces.  But you could just install the packages bento
produces already.

> > One problem is that the two pluto machines are pretty slow and
> > continue to have stability problems, so finishing a build can take a
> > long time and typically requires a lot of restarts to recover from the
> > build machine failures.
> I'm working on that.

Good to hear :)

> > Adding to the workload by trying to do parallel builds of GNOME at the
> > same time doesn't sound like a good solution to me though.
> The ia64 machines in the cluster are shared by everyone, including
> release engineering. Such is life...

That still doesn't make it a good idea to load them down further with
duplicate builds.

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