[Gluster-devel] nightly builds are available again, with slightly different versioning

Amar Tumballi Suryanarayan atumball at redhat.com
Wed May 15 08:18:09 UTC 2019

Thanks for noticing and correcting the issue Niels. Very helpful.

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 12:48 PM Niels de Vos <ndevos at redhat.com> wrote:

> This is sort of an RCA and notification to anyone interested in using
> nightly builds of GlusterFS. If you have any (automated) tests that
> consume the nightly builds for non-master branches, you did not run
> tests with updated packages since 2 May 2019. The nightly builds failed
> to run, but nobody was notified or reported this.
> Around two weeks ago the nightly builds for glusterfs of the non-master
> branches were broken due to a change in the CI script. This has been
> corrected now and a manual run of the job shows green balls again:
>   https://ci.centos.org/view/Gluster/job/gluster_build-rpms/
> The initial breakage was introduced by an optimization to not download
> the whole glusterfs git repository, but only the current HEAD. This did
> not take into account that 'git checkout' would not be able to switch to
> a branch that was not downloaded. With a few iterations of fixes, it
> became obvious that also tags were not fetched (duh), and 'git describe'
> would not work. Without tags it is not possible to mark builds with the
> most recent minor release that was made of a branch. Currently the date
> of the build + git-hash is part of the package version. That means that
> there is a new version of each branch every day, instead of only after
> commits have been merged. This might be changed in the future...
> As a reminder, the YUM .repo files for the nightly builds can be found
> at http://artifacts.ci.centos.org/gluster/nightly/
> Cheers,
> Niels
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Amar Tumballi (amarts)
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