Re: [Bitcoin-development] Detailed gitian build guide

2014-04-03 Thread devrandom
On Thu, 2014-04-03 at 07:51 +0200, Wladimir wrote:
 
 On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 6:47 AM, devrandom c1.sf-bitc...@niftybox.net
 wrote:
 Nice!
 
 I wonder how much of this could be scripted.
 
 
 Everything, probably, using vmbuilder (and/or vagrant as Nick Simpson
 suggests). But that's not the point here. It is to provide exact steps
 that people can follow to get a basic (virtual) machine that they can
 use to do gitian builds.

Understood.
 
 I didn't want to end up with a
 gitian-builder-that-builds-a-gitian-builder :-) The host machine may
 not even have any scripting languages installed (in the case of
 Windows).

Yes, I can see the turtles there.
 
 
 It may be possible to script *some* parts (most of the quoted bash
 script is runnable as script) without automating the entire process,
 but I hope that over time we can make Gitian itself easier to
 use/setup, so that less steps are needed in the first place.

Understood. :)  I would definitely like to see in Gitian any
improvements that make it easier for newcomers to get started.
 
 
 Wladimir
 
 
 

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[Bitcoin-development] Detailed gitian build guide

2014-04-02 Thread Wladimir
Hello all,

I'm working on a detailed guide on how to install and set up a Debian VM
for gitian building. As this guide can be used on any operating system that
has VirtualBox, hopefully this will make it easier for people to get
started with gitian builds.

See https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/3994

Rendered version is here:
https://github.com/laanwj/bitcoin/blob/2014_04_debian_gitian_build_doc/doc/gitian-building.md

Comments and patches are welcome.
If you bump into problems while following the guide please let me know.

Wladimir
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Re: [Bitcoin-development] Detailed gitian build guide

2014-04-02 Thread devrandom
Nice!

I wonder how much of this could be scripted.

On Wed, 2014-04-02 at 14:27 +0200, Wladimir wrote:
 Hello all,
 
 
 I'm working on a detailed guide on how to install and set up a Debian
 VM for gitian building. As this guide can be used on any operating
 system that has VirtualBox, hopefully this will make it easier for
 people to get started with gitian builds.
 
 
 See https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/3994
 
 
 Rendered version is here:
 https://github.com/laanwj/bitcoin/blob/2014_04_debian_gitian_build_doc/doc/gitian-building.md
 
 
 
 Comments and patches are welcome.
 
 If you bump into problems while following the guide please let me
 know.
 
 
 
 Wladimir
 
 
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Re: [Bitcoin-development] Detailed gitian build guide

2014-04-02 Thread Wladimir
On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 6:47 AM, devrandom c1.sf-bitc...@niftybox.netwrote:

 Nice!

 I wonder how much of this could be scripted.


Everything, probably, using vmbuilder (and/or vagrant as Nick Simpson
suggests). But that's not the point here. It is to provide exact steps that
people can follow to get a basic (virtual) machine that they can use to do
gitian builds.

I didn't want to end up with a gitian-builder-that-builds-a-gitian-builder
:-) The host machine may not even have any scripting languages installed
(in the case of Windows).

It may be possible to script *some* parts (most of the quoted bash script
is runnable as script) without automating the entire process, but I hope
that over time we can make Gitian itself easier to use/setup, so that less
steps are needed in the first place.

Wladimir
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