[Nut-upsdev] NUT and Buildbot (was Re: New Mustek UPS model working)

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 16:26:11 UTC 2009

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Fr3ddie <fr3ddie at fr3ddie.it> wrote:
> Charles Lepple ha scritto:
>>> Ok, are these addresses correct to retrieve nut's documentation about
>>> ./configure parameters?
>>> http://www.networkupstools.org/doc/2.2.0/INSTALL.html
>>> http://www.networkupstools.org/doc/2.2.0/configure.html
>> Those are good for an overview of the process, but you can always get
>> the latest help by running "./configure --help".
> Ok, thanks for this, I haven't ever known about a "--help" parameter for
> configure scripts! ;)
>> I meant that you can run "./configure --with-whatever
>> --without-something-else --enable-maintainer-mode". You don't need to
>> edit the configure script directly - it gets rebuilt with autoreconf.
> Do I have to launch autoreconf before or after my personal ./configure line?

autoreconf creates the 'configure' script, so you need to run
autoreconf at least once before running './configure'.

If you use the '--enable-maintainer-mode' option, the makefiles will
re-run autoreconf as necessary (if, for instance, someone checks in a
change to the auto* framework in NUT).

>> You can see the commands that will be run by looking at the buildbot logs, e.g.
>>    http://buildbot.ghz.cc/public/nut/Debian-etch-x86/builds/682/step-configure/0
>> and
>>    http://buildbot.ghz.cc/public/nut/Debian-etch-x86/builds/682/step-compile/0
>> (first blue line in each link)
> Looking at...
>> Please take some time to run things by hand a few more times to
>> familiarize yourself with the build process.
> Sure. I definitively need to. ;)
> I'll make some try then I'll be back to report.
>> Yes, we try not to mention the slave address and passwords on the
>> mailing list :-)
> LOL, understood :)
>>> - The SVN address is:
>>>        svn co svn://svn.debian.org/nut/trunk
>>>  or is the one stated at http://buildbot.ghz.cc/public/nut/changes:
>>>        svn co svn://svn.debian.org/nut
>>>  ?
> About this? I think I should use the "trunk" subdirectory only to test
> the latest testing, is it correct?

Correct, Buildbot monitors the trunk and branches, but you want to
just check out the trunk (unless someone says they need help testing a
specific branch).

>> I think I jumped into the original conversation late. I thought you
>> just wanted to test compilation on another platform. Right now, we
>> don't have a good functional test for NUT, although Arnaud has been
>> working on a test with dummyups against upsd.
>> If you want to actually test the drivers, Buildbot isn't as helpful
>> right now, since we don't force the system to use the newly-built
>> drivers. In fact, "make distcheck" only tests that all needed files
>> will be present in a distribution tarball, and that they all compile.
>> I suppose you could do a "make install" from the buildbot directory
>> afterwards, but I personally like having a little more control over
>> the build process when I am installing new drivers. You can still
>> manually run "svn update" then run "make && sudo make install" to test
>> a new revision of a driver.
> Ok so the best, for now, is if I understand alone how to "manually"
> compile&run the nut's testing version. Then, if you need it, I'll try
> using buildbot.
> Thank you very much for your help and I'll be back soon :)
> --
> Fr3ddie
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- Charles Lepple

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