[CentOS] OT - Automated rpm builds

Shawn O'Shea shawn at ll.mit.edu
Mon Nov 17 18:32:20 UTC 2008


Tom Brown wrote:
> Hi
> 
> Currently devs check code into perforce and we have to checkout > 
> package > update repo > deploy
> 
> I know this could be scripted but are there any tools out there that can 
> take code from a repository and build rpm's in a continuous integration 
> type manner? I have been hunting around for such a tool and so far not 
> seeing anything obvious as i dont want to reinvent the wheel if at all 
> possible.

I'm currently using Apache Ant to do my CVS checkouts and RPM builds. It 
has task support for Perforce as well. There's a good O'Reilly book on 
Ant (Ant: The Definitive Guide).

I'm looking into moving to the Hudson continuous integration server. It 
also supports Perforce and can call ant scripts to perform actual builds.

Apache Ant
http://ant.apache.org/
Ant Manual
http://ant.apache.org/manual/
Docs on the Ant RPM task
http://ant.apache.org/manual/OptionalTasks/rpm.html
Docs on the Ant Perforce tasks
http://ant.apache.org/manual/OptionalTasks/perforce.html
Ant: The Definitive Guide 2nd Edition
http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596006099/index.html
Hudson CI server
https://hudson.dev.java.net/
Hudson Perforce plugin
http://hudson.gotdns.com/wiki/display/HUDSON/Perforce+Plugin

-Shawn


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