[Buildroot] Call for autobuild fixing for 2013.11

Thomas De Schampheleire patrickdepinguin at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 12:56:28 UTC 2013


On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM, Thomas De Schampheleire
<patrickdepinguin at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> Now that 2013.11-rc1 is out, we have until the end of the month to fix
> remaining problems until 2013.11 is released.
> The autobuilders are still finding a lot of problems.
> Several developers are already looking at and fixing these problems,
> which is great. However, we can do much better.
> Therefore, I would like to request all developers to temporarily stop
> creating new features, adding new packages, etc. during the rest of
> this month, and focus on fixing autobuild problems (or other fixes)
> instead. With a joint effort I am sure we can fix many problems.
> The autobuild website is at http://autobuild.buildroot.org/, the
> statistics are at http://autobuild.buildroot.org/stats.php
> [currently this site seems to be down]
> There is also a daily mail sent to the list with the overview of the
> succeeding/failing builds.
> To fix a problem, you would start by downloading the defconfig from
> the autobuild site, apply it in a fresh repository, probably set a
> good value for BR2_DL_DIR, and run 'make' to see if you can reproduce
> the problem. Once you can reproduce it, you can analyze in more detail
> and create a fix.
> Depending on the problem, you can attempt some shortcuts. For example
> instead of building everything, you can request to build one
> particular package (foo) by running 'make toolchain foo'. If the
> problem is caused only by the overall configuration and foo itself
> (not by a missing dependency) this faster build would also show the
> problem. Remember: it's crucial that you can first reproduce the
> problem (with or without shortcut). Otherwise you may 'fix' something
> that is not broken.
> If you want to fix a particular problem but get stuck, don't hesitate
> in sending your findings to the list. Other developers can try to help
> you.

It's great to see several people sending patches that fix autobuild failures!
Let's keep up this work until the end of the month, when 2013.11 is released...


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