Adventures in tinderbox 2


If you stumbled into this post first you may want to have a look over this previous post as we are building upon steps covered there.

So far we have got our world binaries built and these are the foundation of the environments we setup for testing our port builds. From here we create a tinderbox build. Within tinderbox a build refers to a combination of world binaries (the tinderbox jails we setup before) and a version of the ports files. It is probably a rare case but it would appear that you could setup a build using say netbsd pkgsrc system or similar, the most likely alternative to the official ports system would be an internal development branch of the ports source.

The first step is to setup the ports files to be used. A cvs checkout is shown in the docs and you could adjust the svn usage from yesterday if you have your own local svn repo (official ports are still in cvs at this point). The examples in the docs show a source checkout that is unique to your tinderbox setup. I think using the system installed ports will be enough for what I want and will bypass the confusion of three copies of the ports files. Personally I use portsnap to update my system ports tree and create or update a port there to test and develop it. Then I have a copy within my home folder that is an svn checkout from my redports account that I transfer changes to that I want to keep, and commit as desired from there. While my personal folder is just the ports I make changes to, I don't want a third copy just for test builds, so what I will use here is a user defined update method that will run portsnap anytime I want to update the ports tree. We have two options here, 1. create a portsTree with no update method leaving us to run portsnap manually as desired. 2. create a portsTree with a user update method. The first option is straight forward and acceptable for most but I want to look at option 2 here.

Reading the docs you may jump straight in and use a command like cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts ./tc createPortsTree -p FreeBSD -u USER -m /usr/ports and get errors and no ports tree setup. The docs don't help here so I went digging through the scripts and found the answer. When you create a portstree with a user defined update method it looks for the update script when it is first setup. The solution is simple. If we are creating a portstree called FreeBSD then we create a file in tinderbox/portstrees/FreeBSD and call it update.sh and for this example I want it to run portsnap so I use the following contents - #!/bin/sh portsnap fetch update Then run the createPortsTree command with the -u USER option. Simple and a good basis of any custom update you want to setup. You could even use this to run portsnap and then merge files from your personal ports repo automatically. This setup script is run with the command ./tc updatePortsTree

You may also want to share your local distfiles with tinderbox. Pretty easy and the one setup is shared across all portstree configs -

cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts ./tc configDistfile -c /usr/ports/distfiles

Now that we have our jails and portsTree setup it is time for the build. Remember a tinderbox build is a combination of a specific jail and portsTree and is straight forward -

cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts ./tc createBuild -b 10-CURRENT-clang -j 10-CURRENT -p FreeBSD -d "10-CURRENT building with clang"

The name I used there may raise a few questions but first lets consider what variations of builds we want to use.

The aim of using tinderbox is to test building under a variety of conditions, in this case primarily different system versions. To that end we started by creating 2 jails with different versions of world binaries, you may have extended that number and I encourage you to do so but I use two in these examples. From FreeBSD 9.0 we are moving away from a  dependency on gcc as the main compiler and now include clang within the base system. Being in the early transition of this is a bit awkward as not all ports build with the old gcc v4.2 that is included with base and not all ports build with clang either. Well ports changes need to be tested with each compiler so we may get a full ports build happening on any system install. One option we have is to specify what version of gcc is used to build our port. Easy till we get linking issues with something like boost installed with gcc42 and not linking with a gcc46 built port (that is my early guess and may not be the location of a solution). So anyway I am suggesting that a number of builds are setup to test building with clang as well as gcc. This will only apply to 9.0 and higher, 8.3 has just entered beta1 and doesn't appear to include clang. The other question you may have is that I only put clang in the name, how does it know to build with clang? It doesn't yet - that comes in a minute.

Well using the two jails we built yesterday lets setup the builds -

cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts ./tc createBuild -b 10-CURRENT-clang -j 10-CURRENT -p FreeBSD -d "10-CURRENT building with clang" ./tc createBuild -b 10-CURRENT-gcc -j 10-CURRENT -p FreeBSD -d "10-CURRENT building with gcc" ./tc createBuild -b 9-STABLE-clang -j 9-STABLE -p FreeBSD -d "9-STABLE building with clang" ./tc createBuild -b 9-STABLE-gcc -j 9-STABLE -p FreeBSD -d "9-STABLE building with gcc"

Now we have four builds setup to test our ports in. As I suggested before you should also consider having at least an 8-STABLE jail setup and maybe even a 7-STABLE one as well if not more. As clang is not included in 7 or 8 there is no need to setup two builds for each, I would still use gcc in the build name though.

At this point you will find a few directories have been created. The first you will probably see is tinderbox/{BUILDNAME} so if your following along you will have four there corresponding to each build you setup. The next ones are inside tinderbox/builds and have the same names as the four we just looked at. The dirs inside builds contain a Makefile with all the package  dependencies and although you may think make.0 and make.1 are makefiles they are in fact logs containing the log of the last compile done, each port compile is run in two phases, and a more than likely empty duds file. The top level dirs are where all the work is done. For each port you make, tinderbox will extract the tarball found in the corresponding jail build and mount the various points needed for portstrees/distfiles/devfs/procfs. From that you can work out that each build starts up in a unique environment (it uses chroot) completely isolated for your test make. Each environment is cleaned up after each test make and the log files will include files left behind if you get your pkg-plist incorrect.

Now to configuring the compiler to use. When you first test making your port and look at a log file you may notice that the timestamp at the start is all wrong. That will be a wrong timezone setting and gets us close to the compiler settings. First lets set the timezone, so edit the file tinderbox/scripts/etc/env/GLOBAL and add the following line (adjusted to match your timezone of course)

export TZ=Australia/Adelaide

You can see that it uses a bash style environment setting. Within the same folder we want to create a config file for each build we setup using the name build.{BUILDNAME} and have it contain the CC options that we wish to use. Before you go thinking about copying all your /etc/make.conf settings consider the purpose of this - testing against a minimum system config to ensure your port is as compatible as possible. Those with a custom edited make.conf need to handle their own port build conflicts with the options they want to use. So here all we want to do is set the compiler to use. To make this easy let's make a script, I will put this inside tinderbox/scripts and lets call it gencompilerenvfiles.sh

#!/bin/sh cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts/etc/env for BNAME in `ls ../../../builds | grep clang` do if [ ! -e build.$BNAME ] then cat > build.$BNAME <<CCOPTIONS export CC=clang export CXX=clang++ export CPP=clang-cpp CCOPTIONS fi done for BNAME in `ls ../../../builds | grep gcc` do if [ ! -e build.$BNAME ] then cat > build.$BNAME <<CCOPTIONS export CC=gcc export CXX=g++ export CPP=cpp CCOPTIONS fi done

Pretty straight forward if you know some shell scripting, if it's a bit beyond what you know it simply gets a list of dirs from within builds and outputs three lines to a corresponding config file for each one. The script won't touch files that already exist, so delete them if you want a clean slate or adjust if you want to add to existing files. The first loop uses grep to get clang named builds the second gcc. Is it overkill specifying gcc for the gcc builds - yep - but it keeps things consistent and also gets the CC setting output to the log file to remove any confusion when looking over them later, or more to the point when you get someone else to look over them for some help.

Now your all setup to use tinderbox to test your ports building. While the docs say you can do an adhoc build with just the tinderbuild command I find that not to be the case, the two command you use are

cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts ./tc addPort -b 10-CURRENT-clang -d graphics/blender ./tc tinderbuild -nullfs -b 10-CURRENT-clang graphics/blender

The first time you build a port it may take a while - it will build each  dependency needed, basically running make package-recursive for your port. Next time it will just pkg_add each dependancy and build the port you ask it to. The -nullfs option is needed if you setup the nullfs mount for portstree as shown above (or maybe it is for distfiles?). This adds some more dirs for you as well.

tinderbox/packages/{BUILDNAME} will contain all the packages created by that build. You will find a folder for each category containing links to the corresponding package inside the All dir.

tinderbox/logs/{BUILDNAME} will contain log files of each port compiled for that build.

tinderbox/errors/{BUILDNAME} will contain copies of the log files that had errors - this is probably all your really interested in.

That's about all you need to get up and running with tinderbox. I think I will do one more post covering some housekeeping and other notes. To close off I'll show a script I use to automate running any number of ports inside every build you have configured, I save it in tinderbox/scripts and call it testbuilds.sh

#!/bin/sh ## auto build passed ports for every tinderbox build setup ## works on assumption that /usr/ports is used for tinderbox portstree ## to test that the portname is correct cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts if [ ! $# -gt 0 ] then echo "Usage: ${0##*/} [category/portname ...]" echo "Multiple ports can be listed - space separated list" exit 1 fi for TESTPORT in "$@" do if [ ! -e "/usr/ports/$TESTPORT" ] then echo "********************" echo " /usr/ports/$TESTPORT doesn't exist" echo "********************" else for BNAME in `ls ../builds` do echo "***** Building $TESTPORT" ./tc addPort -b $BNAME -d ${TESTPORT} ./tc tinderbuild -nullfs -b $BNAME ${TESTPORT} done fi done

So to make use of the script

cd /usr/local/tinderbox/scripts ./testbuilds.sh graphics/blender graphics/luxrender ports-mgmt/tinderbox

and it will go through and compile each port with every tinderbox build you have setup.


10188 comments

Cassie's picture

You is likely to be the finest photographer ever to hold a digital camera.
You might personal the best tools money should buy and shoot 1000's of pictures annually.
But if you can't discover someone who wants the pictures you create,
you'll be spinning your wheels.

codigos de barras's picture

Etabli en 1999 est ayant comme soeur le website Casino-On-the-web, Pacific Poker est une des plus vieille salles de poker en ligne et une de celles a qui on fait le plus
confiance.

buy legal drugs uk's picture

The excellent news about the first example is simply because one specific nootropic supplement or individual nootropic stack didn't give you the results
you want, doesn't mean that all of them will not be just right for you.

catering toronto ontario's picture

Due to fluctuating market conditions, prices
are topic to alter with out discover till dedication date.

porn android app's picture

Out the right way to 30e buyins you.

Julie's picture

It's remarkable to go to see this website and reading the views of
all colleagues regarding this article, while I am also keen of getting experience.

Also visit my page cambridge groundwork companies - Julie,

CryptoBalance Erfahrungen's picture

certainly like your website but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts.
A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it
very bothersome to tell the reality however I'll definitely
come again again.

Also visit my web page ... CryptoBalance Erfahrungen

online shirts india's picture

I loved as much as you'll receive carried out right here.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the
same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

Feel free to surf to my website; online shirts india

allergies's picture

It's hard to come by experienced people about this topic,
but you seem like you know what you're talking about!
Thanks

Also visit my webpage; allergies

employment's picture

Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your
favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to
be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people
consider worries that they just don't know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects ,
people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.
Thanks

My website ... employment

tips capsa's picture

Thanks for any other informative site. Where else may just I get that type of info written in such a perfect manner?
I have a undertaking that I'm just now running on, and I
have been on the look out for such info.

Also visit my web-site - tips capsa

putlocker's picture

Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog
loading? I'm trying to find out if its a problem on my
end or if it's the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

Feel free to surf to my homepage ... putlocker

cbtf jsk's picture

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly
a lot often inside case you shield this hike.

my weblog: cbtf jsk

How to use garcinia cambogia and apple cider vinegar's picture

Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article
seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I'm not
sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I
figured I'd post to let you know. The layout look great though!
Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

baccarat là gì's picture

I have been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this
sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site.
Reading this info So i am satisfied to express that I've
a very excellent uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed.
I most indubitably will make certain to do not forget this web site and
give it a look regularly.

Telegram call's picture

Thanks , I've recently been looking for info about this topic for ages and yours is the greatest I
have found out till now. But, what concerning the conclusion?
Are you certain concerning the source?

men&#039;s grooming's picture

Your style is unique in comparison to other people I've read stuff from.
Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this
page.

mathematics's picture

Hello there, I believe your web site could possibly be having internet browser compatibility issues.
Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine
however, when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues.
I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from
that, fantastic blog!

glock magazine's picture

I was able to find good information from your blog posts.

Houston texas's picture

It's hard to come by experienced people for this topic, however, you seem like you know what you're talking about!
Thanks

s128.org's picture

Inspiring quest there. What occurred after?
Take care!

online shopping dubai's picture

I believe this is among the most significant information for
me. And i'm happy reading your article. But want to remark on few basic things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is
really great : D. Good process, cheers

fashion zodiac signs's picture

Excellent way of telling, and pleasant post to obtain information on the topic
of my presentation subject, which i am going to deliver in institution of higher education.

Mobile bar's picture

Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you
download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out.
Please let me know where you got your design. With thanks

instagram's picture

I am not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic.
I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
Thanks for great information I was looking for this information for
my mission.

Visit USGBC website (Kruse)'s picture

Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all people you really recognize what you're speaking approximately!
Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my site =). We may have a link alternate contract among us

tantra bliss hot chocolate's picture

I couldn't resist commenting. Very well written!

SelfishWays Wikipedia's picture

Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I'm
trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good gains.
If you know of any please share. Cheers!

television repairs's picture

Right now it appears like Expression Engine is the preferred
blogging platform available right now. (from what I've read) Is that what you're
using on your blog?

correctional facility phone calls's picture

Its like you learn my mind! You seem to know so much approximately this,
such as you wrote the guide in it or something. I think that you just could do with some percent to power
the message house a little bit, but instead of that, this
is great blog. An excellent read. I'll definitely be back.

drama korea terbaru's picture

I'm really enjoying the theme/design of your
blog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
A handful of my blog audience have complained
about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome.
Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

quesite.com's picture

Asking questions are truly fastidious thing if
you are not understanding anything completely,
except this article offers nice understanding even.

Hyundai Passau's picture

I think this is one of the most vital info for me.
And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The
website style is perfect, the articles is really nice : D.
Good job, cheers

investasi terpercaya's picture

Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I'm impressed!
Very useful information specially the last
part :) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain information for a long
time. Thank you and best of luck.

hibiscus tea's picture

Great goods from you, man. I have take into account your stuff prior to and you are just extremely wonderful.
I really like what you've got right here, certainly like what you are saying and
the best way through which you are saying it. You are making it
enjoyable and you still care for to stay it wise. I cant wait
to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.

children divorce their parents's picture

Hello! I could have sworn I've visited this website before but after going through some of the articles I realized it's new to me.

Anyhow, I'm certainly happy I came across it and I'll be
bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

natural pet foods's picture

I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him
as no one else know such detailed about my trouble.
You are incredible! Thanks!

virginia education wizard's picture

Do you have a spam problem on this website; I
also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; many of
us have developed some nice methods and we are looking to swap strategies with others,
why not shoot me an email if interested.

youtube.com/watch?v=3Yj4tMI0UZ0's picture

I know this if off topic but I'm looking into starting
my own blog and was curious what all is required to get setup?
I'm assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
I'm not very internet smart so I'm not 100% certain. Any tips or advice would
be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

flame retardant polythene's picture

Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am
impressed! Extremely helpful information specially
the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time.

Thank you and best of luck.

space's picture

Magnificent website. A lot of useful information here.
I'm sending it to several friends ans additionally sharing
in delicious. And obviously, thanks to your sweat!

minneapolis corporate event photographer's picture

You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
matter to be actually something which I think I would never understand.

It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!

transportation from cancun airport's picture

Thank you for any other fantastic post. Where else could anyone get that type of information in such an ideal means of writing?
I have a presentation subsequent week, and I'm
at the search for such info.

Bradley's picture

I absolutely love your website.. Excellent colors &
theme. Did you make this amazing site yourself? Please reply back
as I'm hoping to create my own website and want to know where you
got this from or what the theme is called. Cheers!

Best Drones &amp; accessories's picture

Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Many thanks for providing this information.

hire prostitutes's picture

Effectivement, n'est pas disponible sur Poker Office
comme l'etait , Winamax ayant refondu sa propre plateforme logicielle.

ivanka mcdonagh Drink driving's picture

I every time spent my half an hour to read this website's posts daily along with a mug of
coffee.

Microsoft online training Malaysia's picture

Very good article. I will be going through some of these issues as well..

tamper proof parcel tape's picture

May I simply just say what a relief to discover somebody
that actually understands what they are talking about on the web.

You certainly understand how to bring an issue to light
and make it important. More and more people have to check this out and
understand this side of your story. I was surprised
you are not more popular given that you definitely possess the gift.

TeachYouToSew.com's picture

Great weblog right here! Additionally your web site loads up fast!
What host are you using? Can I get your associate link in your host?

I want my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

Pages

Add new comment