[sane-devel] [janitorial] CI now builds snapshots with "funny" versions
paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Thu Jul 6 12:39:51 UTC 2017
I found it most unfair that sane-frontends didn't get the same snapshot
tarball treatment as sane-backends does so I set up a simple CI job over
on GitLab.com. All it does is roll a source tarball. Nothing more. It
doesn't even try to compile the sources. But! We now have a
Now I'm wondering if I should drop the daily git archives ...
# ... and update the SANE - Download web page.
# : http://sane-project.org/source.html
For those of you running cron jobs against those git archives, perhaps
now is your chance to speak your mind (or change your cron job ;-)
Olaf Meeuwissen writes:
> Hi Allan,
> About two weeks ago I wrote on the sane-devel mailing list:
>> Dear list,
>> [ ... creating `git describe --dirty` versioned tarballs ...]
>> So then, what does happen on Alioth when the daily snapshots are made?
>> These snapshots are, unsurprisingly, courtesy of a daily cron job. It
>> runs something close to
>> git archive --format=tar master | gzip > sane-backends-$DATE.tar.gz
>> I've tried to run `make dist` on Alioth. No such luck. [...]
>> The fact you cannot run `make dist` on Alioth is probably why the daily
>> snapshots are just `git archive`s, but those archives are not made the
>> way as our release tarballs. And that bugs me. Maybe I should change
>> that cron job to pull the tarballs from GitLab.com ...
> Well, I did just that and ran it manually without any hitch. There is
> now an extra snapshot that is made the same way we roll our release
>  http://sane-project.org/snapshots/
> This snapshot corresponds to the most current git checkout that passed
> the CI build at GitLab.com.
> The updated make-git-snapshots.sh should (famous last words!) run
> without any trouble and produce no output. If, however, you start
> receiving mail from your daily sane cronjob, just forward it to me
> and I'll fix it up.
Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2 FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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