[Mageia-dev] help wanted for building a buildnode-in-a-VM

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Thu Mar 10 00:22:36 CET 2011

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011, Maarten Vanraes wrote:

> Hi,
> for the purpose of testing package building locally;
>  - you're a careful packager and test out everything locally before submitting
>  - you're a novice packager and want to practise
> i would like to make a VM that acts like a buildnode, with the following 
> requirements:
>  - mageia system (not mandriva)
>  - preferably headless
>  - ssh on by default
>  - building 32bit AND 64bit packages
>  - using chroots to build and preferably having basesystem chroots on it. also 
> cleans up so buildrequires are properly tested, and lint checking and what 
> else a buildnode normally does.

This can be done using iurt.

>  - no signing step
>  - still as small as possible so it can be put somewhere for downloading.
>  - nice to have is possibly a sort of local submission tree so submitting 
> could also be practised.

You mean installing a full build system in a VM ?

You can try to do it using puppet, and the puppet modules on svn :

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