Xpra: Ticket #2040: buildbot switch to docker

Based on #2028, we can have a base image with the main build dependencies for each distro supported. ie for centos7, here's a list of packages, not just xpra but also the build dependencies for some of the other packages we have to provide:

xorg-x11-server-devel sudo epel-release krb5-devel python-devel rpm-build pkgconfig which
#gstreamer plugin:
gstreamer1-devel gstreamer1-plugins-base-devel
gtk2-devel libGLU-devel libXmu-devel libXt-devel pangox-compat-devel
ncurses-devel libXinerama-devel
pango-devel pygtk2-devel
numpy python-distribute boost-devel
openssl-devel python-setuptools
tkinter tk-devel libjpeg-devel lcms2-devel PyQt4

Not sure if all the dependencies should be in the base image, or only added when we build the package that requires them. (so many packages..) Then we have to install the packages we build for the next step:


So some form of scripting is likely to be needed to manage those dependencies.

Other distros may not need to build some packages (ie: python-pillow is in the Fedora repository).

This can then be used to build the master image for building xpra.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:41:44 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed

See also el7 vs el7_6 in ticket:2028#comment:13

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 04:36:45 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Example of something difficult to handle: http://winswitch.org/trac/ticket/307#comment:6: we need to build lz4 on centos, except on centos 7.4 and later..

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:57:36 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Another problem: systemd-nspawn cannot change user with EL6 chroot. I was getting getent initgroups failed with error code 1., worked around that by using nspawn as root and running su -l buildbot from there..

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:13:20 GMT - Antoine Martin:

And another: we need a recent version of nasm to build x264, r21315 adds a spec file so we can package the latest release. But on centos6, it does not build:

configure.ac:3: error: Autoconf version 2.69 or higher is required

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 05:10:12 GMT - Antoine Martin:


And installing older versions of CUDA on fedora is not easy because we're missing attachment/ticket/2040/InstallUtils.pm... so run it like so:

sh cuda_5.5.22_linux_64.run -verbose -override -extract $INSTALLER_DIR
wget https://xpra.org/trac/raw-attachment/ticket/2040/InstallUtils.pm
PERL5LIB=. ./cuda-linux64-rel-5.5.22-16488124.run --prefix=$INSTALL_DIR -noprompt

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 11:15:17 GMT - Antoine Martin: attachment set

missing perl module

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:22:17 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Another issue similar to comment:2 is when the distro ships a broken package (ie: either out of date version or buggy packaging): in this case we want to ship a working package, but stop doing so if and when the distro fixes things.

Example: python-uinput broken in Fedora 24 to Fedora 29! (~3 years without a fix!)

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:17:55 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Out of the 40+ builds, one slipped through with the wrong ffmpeg dependency: Error: Package: ffmpeg-xpra-4.1-1.el7_6.x86_64 (Xpra)..

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 02:37:08 GMT - Antoine Martin:

new constraint: some versions may require a package (ie: versions before 2.5 require websockify and python-websocket-client - see #2121), but not after. Yet we need to keep the RPM specfile updated and update the repository from that branch - until the distribution ships it / updates that version.

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 05:10:03 GMT - Antoine Martin:

See also #1910

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 05:09:00 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

Out of time. See also #1830

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:34:57 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Just when you think that things can't possibly get more interesting: Ubuntu ships two incompatible versions of Xorg for the same distro version, see ticket:2190#comment:7.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:59:26 GMT - Antoine Martin: priority changed

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 03:27:39 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Another one that should have been spotted: #2240, xpra 1.0.13 builds for centos 6.9 are MIA.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:57:09 GMT - Antoine Martin:

New one: rencode needs a newer cython version on centos.

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:38:28 GMT - Antoine Martin: owner, status changed

Some dockerfiles and build scripts added by smo in r22880 + r22881. @smo: can you add details here?

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 11:55:35 GMT - Smo:

Yes I've been working on a few instances of docker to build these. I have committed the stuff that I was working on for centos 7.6 which works mostly well.

I'm not too happy with the results as every time I build I have to go through all the packages that I need and build them in the correct order.

This has a few issues.

1) No caching of source tarballs which is quite wasteful 2) Rebuilding all rpms even when we don't need to

Should probably change this so we can call the shell script with a name of spec file to build that way we can do one offs.

That doesn't solve the problem completely but at least we can built each one 1 at a time.

The problem is that some things need to be installed in the docker container for building other things. Which is possible but do we want to install all these every time we build 1 rpm that would be costly for time.

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:18:18 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:05:06 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:40:32 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/2040