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.


7883 comments

atlantida's picture

I want to to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it.
I have you saved as a favorite to check out new stuff you post...

cerrajeros Jaen capital's picture

Very energetic article, I loved that bit. Will there be a
part 2?

vitamin c serum's picture

Hola! I've been reading your weblog for a while now and finally got the courage to
go ahead and give you a shout out from Atascocita Texas!
Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

shopify discount code's picture

My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to
.net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because
of the costs. But he's tryiong none the less.
I've been using WordPress on several websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to
another platform. I have heard good things about blogengine.net.
Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content
into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

mobile strike hack tool no survey's picture

2. Have an everyday and alliance objective on-going consistently!

http://isaacjlkj949blog.amoblog.com/'s picture

And, this gorgeous a lot covers everybody, proper?

How to Travel for Free's picture

Imagine touring to Kauai, a Hawaiian island.

shark super power's picture

I do consider all the ideas you've introduced on your post.
They're very convincing and will certainly
work. Still, the posts are very brief for starters.
May you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

arve stallvik route66's picture

A person necessarily assist to make severely posts I might state.
That is the first time I frequented your website page and up to now?
I surprised with the analysis you made to make this actual post incredible.
Wonderful job!

masajes tantricos peru's picture

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images
on this blog loading? I'm trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog.
Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

electronic display systems's picture

Pictures, motion pictures, textual content. Including
a webinterface so anybody can understand.

sex partner's picture

We stumbled over here coming from a different page and thought I should check things out.
I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into
your web page yet again.

homo's picture

Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of
spam comments? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
I get so much lately it's driving me mad so any help is
very much appreciated.

Chris's picture

Practically half (40-50%) of individuals who are HIV-optimistic have oral fungal, bacterial or viral infections.

porno's picture

May I simply just say what a comfort to find someone who genuinely understands what they are discussing over the
internet. You certainly realize how to bring an issue to light
and make it important. More and more people have
to read this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you aren't more
popular given that you certainly have the gift.

nipple's picture

Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog website?

The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of
this your broadcast offered bright clear concept

calendar.times-standard.com.eventful.com's picture

Hey! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team
of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same
niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have
done a extraordinary job!

masajes tantricos peru's picture

I know this web site offers quality based articles or reviews and additional stuff,
is there any other website which provides such
things in quality?

vps for seo's picture

Thank you, I've recently been searching for information approximately this topic for a
long time and yours is the best I have came upon so far. But, what about the bottom line?
Are you sure about the supply?

Votze Schwanz Sex's picture

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

sydney airport shuttle's picture

Thanks for your marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it,
you might be a great author.I will always bookmark
your blog and will often come back very soon. I
want to encourage you to definitely continue your great posts, have a nice
holiday weekend!

data recovery perth's picture

Hi there, yeah this piece of writing is truly good and I
have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.
thanks.

things to do in los angeles for free's picture

That is all I obtained.

Profit accumulator's picture

Hey, I think your site might be having browser compatibility
issues. When I look at your blog in Chrome,
it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
Other then that, excellent blog!

Jeramy's picture

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet
my newest twitter updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was
hoping maybe you would have some experience with
something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to
your new updates.

boobies's picture

What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious experience about unpredicted feelings.

Milagro's picture

Submit your Sport Obtained recreation?

san antonio bail bonds's picture

Hey there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you're
using? I've loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.
Can you suggest a good hosting provider at a
honest price? Kudos, I appreciate it!

CLIPPINGS CLIPPINGS's picture

Hi there mates, its impressive post on the topic of educationand entirely explained, keep it
up all the time.

Mohammed's picture

Drive targeted traffic to your website!

baldas virtuveje's picture

Since 2008 I have been hand crafting leading edge actual property WordPress themes for thousands of pros, so you realize you
are getting a top notch theme, with five star support from an Elite creator!

porno's picture

Thanks for another magnificent post. Where else may anyone
get that kind of information in such an ideal method of writing?
I've a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the look for
such info.

Klussenbedrijf's picture

Hi, I do believe this is an excellent blog. I stumbledupon it ;) I will revisit yet again since I book marked it.
Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you
be rich and continue to help other people.

mens weddings rings's picture

I used to be able to find good information from your blog articles.

Online Wealth's picture

This article will help the internet visitors for building up new
webpage or even a blog from start to end.

dance mat typing's picture

Those photos have been followed by a snapshot of
the ceiling in Alexander's residence and a photo
of his physique within the bathe at about 5:32 p.m.

lesbians's picture

Great post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am impressed!
Extremely helpful information specially the remaining section :) I care for such info
a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time.
Thank you and good luck.

Lashonda's picture

I used to be in New York last week and walked previous a information stand that had black women on the covers of seven different magazines.

nipples's picture

Hi, i think that i saw you visited my weblog so i came to
"return the favor".I am attempting to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to
use some of your ideas!!

garage door repair's picture

Thank you, I've recently been looking for information about this subject for
ages and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now.
But, what about the bottom line? Are you positive in regards to the
source?

Mason's picture

The next questions include some of these most commonly requested by patients who are contemplating breast augmentation.

eric arnoux geneva's picture

Hello there! Quick question that's completely off topic.

Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
My weblog looks weird when viewing from
my apple iphone. I'm trying to find a template or plugin that
might be able to resolve this problem. If you have any recommendations, please share.
Appreciate it!

Datacentre's picture

Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if
you know after that you can write or else it is complicated to write.

voyeur's picture

If you are going for finest contents like me,
just go to see this website daily since it offers feature contents,
thanks

sydney airport shuttle's picture

I read this article fully about the resemblance of most recent and
previous technologies, it's amazing article.

Candy Crush Saga Cheats Tricks and Strategies's picture

Howdy exceptional website! Does running a
blog like this take a lot of work? I have virtually no understanding
of programming however I had been hoping to start my
own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please
share. I know this is off subject nevertheless I just needed to ask.
Cheers!

Lori's picture

I did ship her a private message about my staunch interest and there she despatched me some pictures of the gadgets.

[主页]'s picture

Fastidious replies in return of this difficulty
with solid arguments and telling everything on the topic of
that.

ehic's picture

Quality content is the important to attract the viewers to go to see the web page, that's what this website is
providing.

Gerard's picture

These postgraduate applications typically take an additional 2-six years to full, based on the chose specialty,
and may possibly incorporate a residency.

Pages

Add new comment