[Buildbot-devel] Updated Debian packaging

Alex Bennee kernel-hacker at bennee.com
Thu Mar 31 14:05:18 UTC 2011

On 31 March 2011 13:06,  <bertagaz at ptitcanardnoir.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Actually, Andriy already took care too to package more recent version of
> buildbot for Debian (see
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=587313)
> It's uploaded on mentors.debian.org and need some review before being
> accepted. He is already in touch with the Debian python team for them to
> help him with this package.

Cool, I didn't notice as I don't think PTS links to mentor uploaded

> I guess if you intend to work on packaging, best would be to communicate
> with Andriy, he also has setup a git repo on github [1] and has some project
> for the package.

Righto, I mainly worked on it out of necessity having gotten tired of
manually installing it on the various machines. I've no particular
desire beyond that but I'm happy to help.

Andrily's rules look a lot cleaner. The main difference on my package
is build straight out of the main git tree which contains both master
and slave together. There is certainly scope to merge the work and get
the best of both worlds.

> That would be a shame to do the same work on debian and ubuntu and having
> their packages diverging too much.

Although I'm running on Ubuntu here I'm aiming for Debian compliance.
I guess the main differentiators would be upstart support instead of
init.d scripts?

> [1] https://github.com/jollyroger/debian-buildbot and
> https://github.com/jollyroger/debian-buildbot-slave
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 04:02:03PM +0100, Alex Bennee wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been setting up some new buildbot instances at my company and I
>> noticed both the Debian and Ubuntu packages were a little out of
>> date.
> <snip>
>> https://github.com/stsquad/buildbot/tree/debian
>> I've CC'ed the respective distro maintainers in case they want to take
>> the changes. It may even be simpler just to merge the debian directory
>> into the upstream?
>> To build the packages just checkout the branch and run:
>> git-buildpackage -sa -tc -rfakeroot -k${KEYID}

Alex, homepage: http://www.bennee.com/~alex/

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