June 26, 2012
I’ve been working with ansible and mock to make a simpler tool for building some pkgs on a remote system. I started on ftbfs but I wanted something for a less involved build process. Essentially a ‘build these pkgs over there and fetch back the results as you go’ command. So this is mockremote.
mockremote: mockremote will build a set of packages on a remote machine using mockchain. If you specify more than one package it will build them one at a time on the remote machine allowing for each previous result to be used as a buildreq for the one before. Just like mockchain it will will optionally build them recursively until it can no longer achieve a successful build. It retrieves the results from each build via rsync after each pkg completes. This ensures that in the event of a remote system crash you lose the least number of pkgs. If you restart the build, pointing to the same destdir it will only build those pkgs which did not complete before. - requires mock, mockchain on remote system - requires the user you specify for the remote system be able to run mock/mockchain (defaults to user mockbuilder) - requires ansible and rsync locally - requires you have ssh keys for the host on which you wish to build mockremote -b hostname -u username -r mock_chroot -a url pkg pkg pkg
It’s a pretty straightforward command and works nicely for building
things in a set when your remote system is in a better place or has
better bandwidth or just better cpu/ram combos to build a package
you want built.
I know what you’re thinking: “But can’t I do all this with ssh and running mockchain on the remote host by myself?”
and the answer to that is – yes – you can – this command just means you don’t HAVE to, which is nice.