Subject: Re: simplifying htdocs build procedure (long term)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rui Paulo <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2006 12:44:04
Hiroki Sato <hrs@NetBSD.org> writes:
> Rui Paulo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> in <email@example.com>:
> rp> Some points:
> rp> * If the tools didn't need X11, then we could put it on the NetBSD build
> rp> boxes, but since they do, we need another solution.
> If you mean X11 as a running X11 server, it is not needed.
No, I mean having the X sets installed.
> However, some graphics manipulation tools depend on X11
> libraries and some depend on Gnome components (XML parser
> and so on). Should we eliminate dependency on such libraries, too?
From my perception from admins@, they will oppose to install the X
sets on the WWW server. And www.netbsd.org already has a high load, so
even if we could remove the X11 dependency the regen needed to be done
probably at the build machines.
> rp> * Petra pointed out that we could create another dir in our cvs tree,
> rp> but this still has the problem of generated files under CVS control
> rp> (which is sub-optimal IMHO).
> rp> * Relying on a developer to do the regen is sub-optimal too.
> Hmm, I think imposing regen to the developers puts them
> to annoyance since they have to install all of the toolchains.
> Thorny thing.
Sorry, I meant 'on just one developer'.
> rp> How does FreeBSD do it ?
> Simply doing "cvs update" the whole directory tree periodically
> and building it on the www server. The www mirror admins fetch
> the resulting file via HTTP or CVSup (basically CVSup can be used
> for regular files as a rsync replacement).
I see. I think this isn't a solution for us.
Rui Paulo - firstname.lastname@example.org