[git-buildpackage] Would it be possible for pristine-tar to not be an absolute path?
agx at sigxcpu.org
Wed Aug 30 21:47:08 CEST 2017
On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 10:18:10AM -0700, Nish Aravamudan wrote:
> On 30.08.2017 [19:02:20 +0200], Guido Günther wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 09:37:28AM -0700, Nish Aravamudan wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I am currently using gbp in a snap for `git-ubuntu`, a tool similar to
> > > dgit for doing Ubuntu source package work. The snap contains all its
> > Can you point me to the snap?
> Yep; I interpreted your statement in three different ways :)
> 1) To install the snap:
> sudo snap install git-ubuntu --classic
> 2) Source:
That's the one I was after. Thanks a lot! Looking at the code it seems
there's some overlap with things gbp implements. Note that you can also
do "import gbp" and call things directly from python if you prefer. The
stuff outside scripts/ aims for a stable API.
> The snap is automatically built from master currently.
> 3) The error we get (without pristine-tar installed in the host, which
> is what I'm trying to avoid requiring by putting it in the snap) is:
> gbp:debug: /usr/bin/pristine-tar  ['commit', '/tmp/tmpk6ru7ya5/.git/git-ubuntu-cache/virt-manager_0.5.4.orig.tar.gz', 'c0a614c62bad2d63e671ff3c1ae853380e952cab']
> gbp:error: Import of /tmp/tmpk6ru7ya5/.git/git-ubuntu-cache/virt-manager_0.5.4.orig.tar.gz failed: Couldn't commit to 'pristine-tar' with upstream 'c0a614c62bad2d63e671ff3c1ae853380e952cab': execution failed: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
> The host doesn't have pristine-tar, but it is available at:
> The former ends up in snaps as $SNAP and we have a wrapper around our
> commands that ensures $SNAP/usr/bin (and a bunch of other common paths)
> are in $PATH.
> To be clear, we only use gbp for orig tarball handling currently (we
> import-orig the tarballs published for Debian & Ubuntu, and use
> buildpackage (eventually export-orig, once it's available) to get the
> tarballs back out).
gbp export-orig is already in the versions in experimental. It will gain
some more features in the near future (like checking out arbitrary
versions without having a working copy).
> > > dependencies, including pristine-tar at paths within the snap (which I
> > > ensure are in PATH when my tool runs), but gbp has a hard-coded path
> > > to pristine-tar:
> > >
> > > gbp/pkg/pristinetar.py:
> > > ...
> > > class PristineTar(Command):
> > > """The pristine-tar branch in a git repository"""
> > > cmd = '/usr/bin/pristine-tar'
> > >
> > > Is that strictly necessary for the way Command works? Would it be
> > > possible to allow the cli (since it may not be override-able
> > > otherwise) to specify where pristine-tar lives rather than it being
> > > hardcoded?
> > Is pristine-tar in your $PATH? As with subprocess when not going through
> > a shell we need an absolute path. I'm happy to add logic to check in
> > $PATH or different locations but I rather understand the problem first.
> > (I'd be great if we wouldn't need even more cli options).
> Yeah, pristine-tar is in $PATH (within the context of the snap wrapper
> scripts, which are the only entry points to our programs anyways).
> I see what you're saying, since we aren't using a shell, we don't have a
> PATH to resolve?
Exactly. I've pushed a patch that checks $PATH, this also helps when
testing unreleased pristine-tar versions.
> Agreed on not needing more cli options, if at all possible to avoid :)
> Nishanth Aravamudan
> Ubuntu Server
> Canonical Ltd
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