packaging-farm for OpenStack Diablo

The openstack software suite is made of a number of software packages. It is packaged primarily for Ubuntu. The nova source packages was built for Debian GNU/Linux wheezy and Ubuntu 10.10.


A virtual machine was installed with a Debian GNU/Linux squeeze and packaging-farm 2.0.19.
The goal is to demonstrate the use of packaging-farm to rebuild packages coming from Ubuntu 10.10 for Debian GNU/Linux wheezy. The /etc/packaging-farm/packaging-farm.conf configuration file was edited to specify that these distributions are the target:

DISTRIBUTIONS?=wheezy oneiric

The Ubuntu 10.10 source package repository was added to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb-src oneiric-updates main

The nova package was then imported as follows:

cd /var/cache/packaging-farm/sources
mkdir nova
cd nova
apt-get source nova
packaging-farm generate

It was then built (for oneiric and wheezy) using:

packaging-farm nova

The resulting wheezy packages can be used by adding:

deb ./
deb-src ./

to /etc/apt/sources.list.

packaging bug workaround

The nova-2011.3 package fails to build from source when in /usr/src.
The script was hacked to workaround the bug, as follows:

mkdir -p /tmp/tmp/src
cp -a * /tmp/tmp/src
cd /tmp/tmp/src
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="${DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS} ccache" fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc -us
rm -fr /tmp/tmp/src
cp -a /tmp/tmp/* /usr/src