On Fri, Sep 06, 2019 at 12:27:11PM +0200, SZEDER Gábor wrote: > To test 'git-p4' in the Linux Clang and GCC build jobs we used to > install the 'p4' and 'p4d' binaries by directly downloading those > binaries from a Perforce filehost. This has worked just fine ever > since we started using Travis CI , but during the last day or so > that filehost appeared to be gone: while its hostname still resolves, > the host doesn't seem to reply to any download request, it doesn't > even refuse the connection, and eventually our build jobs time out > . > > Now, this might be just a temporary glitch, but I'm afraid that it > isn't.
Well, now would you believe it, while I was testing this patch (I even made a gitgitgadget PR to run it on Azure Pipelines! :) and touching up its log message the good old Perforce filehost sprang back to life, and the CI build jobs now succeed again even without this patch. > Let's install P4 from the package repository, because this approach > seems to be simpler and more future proof. > > Note that we used to install an old P4 version (2016.2) in the Linux > build jobs, but with this change we'll install the most recent version > available in the Perforce package repository (currently 2019.1). So I'm not quite sure whether we really want this patch. It depends on how important it is to test 'git-p4' with an old P4 version, but I don't really have an opinion on that.