[Sugar-devel] [sugar-build] Landing the chroot branch

Daniel Narvaez dwnarvaez at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 10:26:05 EDT 2013

This is now implemented

[dnarvaez at dnarvaez sugar-build]$ cat prefs.json
{"use_broot": false}

On 10 July 2013 15:55, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Daniel,
> yup, I'm planning to keep a non chrooted build that you can enable in
> prejs.json. Automatic dependencies installation will only for work for the
> distro we are using in the chroot though, as you are suggesting. That won't
> require any additional config maintenance (and related automate testing).
> I'll try to get this in before merging.
> On 10 July 2013 15:49, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 6:10 AM, Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I'm planning to merge the chroot branch on master. Though, since it's a
>> > major change, I'm trying to avoid disruption as much as possible.
>> >
>> > As a first step, I'm switch the build infrastructure to use that branch.
>> >
>> > I encourage people to switch to the branch too when they have a chance
>> > (perhaps without throwing away the master build until they have a
>> working
>> > chroot build) and to report any issue they run into.
>> Just personal preference, but I would prefer to keep working in a
>> non-chrooted environment. One less layer, one less thing to go wrong
>> or offer some kind of irritation. Of course it is up to you if you
>> want to support that, but I think it has value as it is much closer to
>> the environment that Sugar will be deployed in. I would have no
>> problem with you picking a lone distro/version where this works,
>> perhaps matching what is run as a chroot on the other distros, i.e. in
>> this case you could say "OK, no chroot, but only if you're running
>> F19"
>> Daniel
> --
> Daniel Narvaez

Daniel Narvaez
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