On Jan 29, 2008 2:07 PM, Michael Schwendt <bugs.michael(a)gmx.net> wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:28:46 -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> By the way, could someone give me some tips (as in hey dumb-ass why
> havent you read this and this most obvious that)on 'replicating' the
> build system with plague. I need to make a set of EL-3 ones and I
> might as well experiment on my own first to see what the work load for
> this would be.
EL-3 as the host or target system? As the host sys it might be that some
requirements are too old (pyOpenSSL maybe?) or n/a.
Sorry target system. All the sites I help with are still primarily
EL-3 so I am going to play with setting up an EL-5 bot that will
basically take Fedora SRPMS, subtract the packages that don't exist in
EL-3, and recompiling them and then putting them in an 'alpha'
channel. From there I will promote the ones that I need to a 'beta'
and focus on them. Those ready will move to a gamma channel. Old
packages will be moved to an delta channel, and retired to an epsilon
channel. I figure if I get it working.. and from the notes I need for
it, I can self-publish a PDF book to be sold on Lulu.
Some documentation is in the packages, a few more pages are in the
Wiki (I just noticed I don't know them):
are basically what the EPEL build machines run.
The various noarch packages are:
plague-utils : for certhelper, user-manager
plague : the server
Hints? Start the builder and server services as early as possible to let
them write the default config files once. When they fail to start during
configuration attempts, they either complain on console or in the logs
(/var/log/plague*). Starting the server programs manually may be helpful
(e.g. /usr/bin/plague-builder -c /etc/plague/builder/plague-builder.cfg
instead of "service plague-builder start") till the config files and
target files are set up. The www files are only in the source tarball.
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"