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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] [osc] patch to support overlay filesystem - RFC
  • From: "Jan-Simon Möller" <dl9pf@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:38:40 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908121438.41134.dl9pf@xxxxxx>
Am Tuesday 11 August 2009 20:15:05 schrieb David Greaves:
Luke Imhoff wrote:
Maybe this goes against the philosphy of the build script, but couldn't
you use rsync instead of taring and untaring? This would help with a
use case where our users are complaining about having to tar and untar
big things, like the kernel-source, when doing development. We could
just treat their Subversion workareas as the overlay directory and
overlay it where kernel-source.tar.bz2 would be untarred normally. This
would necessitate specifying the root of the overlay in the chroot
though, so may make this overcomplicated.

I could use that for Qt too:

--overlay <source path>[ = <target path>]

where <target path> defaults to / but would often be /usr/src/packages/BUILD

Ok, a version using rsync is working, but its not that easy ;) - atm I'm testing
rpm build and rpmbuild will do %prep and %setup . This inclues a
"rm <name-version>; tar -xf name-version.tar". So the rsynced tree is lost :P .

Assuming the rsynced tree needs no patches and setup and stuff, I'll handle that
for rpm, but we've to see how debian extracts the sources and if it can be

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