Perhaps you're making some radical code changes. Perhaps you've embarked on a major redesign of ep-engine, mccouch, and couchdb in one large, brilliant cross-component refactoring.
You want to see if the RPM packaging still works with your changes.
And/or, you wish to provide a "work-in-progress" RPM build to your QE colleagues.
The solution is to kickoff a toy build.
A toy build is an RPM that's built using the same build/compilation libraries, environment and steps that a we use for official product builds.
- Checkout and build https://github.com/couchbase/manifest
- Follow the manifest's README instructions to make sure you can successfully build couchbase. If your code doesn't build on your own dev box, it won't build on our buildslaves.
- Copy the branch-2.0.xml manifest to toy/toy-YOURNAME.xml. For example...
- Modify your toy/toy-YOURNAME.xml to point to the work-in-progress branches where your changes live...
- These git repositories (a.k.a, "remotes") need to be publically accessible.
- For example, I might have my own personal github account and my own fork/branch of ep-engine, like at git://github.com/steveyen/ep-engine.git, "paxos-experimental" branch.
- In my toy/toy-steve.xml file, I would then add a new <remote name="steve" fetch="git://github.com/steveyen"/> and change the ep-engine project to use that new, steveyen remote and paxos-experimental revision (<project name="ep-engine" path="ep-engine" remote="steve" revision="paxos-experimental"/>).
- Commit your toy/toy-YOURNAME.xml changes and push it to gerrit.
- If you don't know gerrit, start here: Contributing Changes
- Get your toy-YOURNAME.xml gerrit change reviewed, approved and submitted.
- Once it's through gerrit, your toy-YOURNAME.xml should show up here...
- Send email to farshid/dustin/steve to reconfigure the buildbot.
- (For farshid/dustin/steve, on the buildbot master, just run: cd Buildbot && make reconfig)
- After reconfiguration, your toy builder should show up here (search for "toy-YOURNAME")...
- For example, toy-steve will be listed as "ec2-centos-x64_toy-steve-builder".
- Browse to: http://builds.hq.northscale.net:8010/builders and click into your builder
- For example, click "ec2-centos-x64_toy-steve-builder".
- Click the "Force Build" button.
- Go get coffee/tea (15-20 minutes).
- The first time, though, can be much, much longer (1 hour+).
- You can watch your builder's log output pages for progress and for any build errors.
- If your build successfully completed (it's green)...
- You'll see a "git_describe" property that looks like: "2.0.0r-424-ga2cda1e"
- Browse to: http://builds.hq.northscale.net/latestbuilds/
- Search for "toy-YOURNAME" and the 64-bit RPM with your particular git hash ("2.0.0r-424-ga2cda1e").
- Download your RPM and go play with it.
Toy builds are completely unsupported; they are not QA'ed; do not deploy them to production, etc.