[Buildroot] [PATCH] autobuild-run: add --repo option

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Jul 18 07:57:02 UTC 2017


On Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:59 +0200, Arnout Vandecappelle
(Essensium/Mind) wrote:
> This option allows to specify which Buildroot git repository to clone.
> This can be useful in several situations:
> - to use a different mirror in case you don't have a good connection to
>   github;
> - for debugging this script;
> - to point to a local, patched repository you want to test.
> Note that the clone/pull will use the currently checked out branch of
> the repository if it is non-bare, which is ideal for testing.
> Since switching repositories may also switch branches, we use a git
> fetch/checkout sequence instead of doing a git pull. With git pull, the
> branches would be merged instead of switched. To avoid polluting the
> log with the long git message about a detached head, while still
> getting some useful output from git, pass the --detach option to
> git checkout.
> Signed-off-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>

My concern about such change (which I've already expressed in the past)
is to see build results submitted to the public autobuild.b.o instance
that do not correspond to an upstream Buildroot version.

Would it be reasonable to request that if a custom repo is used, then
uploading the results to autobuild.b.o is not possible ?

Or am I too zealous about this ?

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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