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SliTaz Build Host (tank)

SliTaz build host info and howto.

Folders in: /home/slitaz

  • cooking/ - Cooking chroot and flavors.
  • stable/ - Stable tree.
  • undigest/ - Undigest tree.
  • repos/ - All the project repos (where the commits are pushed).
  • www/ - Virtual hosts (boot, people, etc).

Using tazdev

To help maintain the mirror, flavors and other services, the tazdev command is used. It is mostly configured for the cooking version. Usage:

 $ tazdev usage

Cooking official packages

Maintainers have root access and some have write access to the main mirror at, if you want to help in this task please contact one of the active developers (check hg repos).

Everything is cooked in a chroot environment, the default path for the build wok is /home/slitaz/cooking/chroot. No changes must be done in the chroot and don't install any packages to keep it clean. We run the cooking chroot under tty4:

 # conspy -f 4

Dont forget to update the chroot with tazpkg up -r

In the event of a reboot or trouble you may be prompted to a login, login as root then use 'tazdev chroot' to chroot into the build env. To cook all the last committed packages or cook a single package:

 /# cooker
 /# cooker pkg pkgname

To get out of conspy press [ESC] 3x times, don't exit the chroot. If you have write access to the mirror, you can make a dry-push to check and then upload; push will also remove any old packages on the mirror.

Cooking undigest packages

On Tank we run the undigest cooker under tty6, using conspy:

 $ su
 # conspy -f 6
 # cooker
 # cooker pkg pkgname

Stable packages

Packages for the stable release are also built in a chroot environment like the Cooking packages:

 # conspy -f 2

Upload by hand on

Mirror maintainers can upload by hand with tazdev (-dp for a dry push):

 # tazdev -p $USER

Recreate a chroot

If a chroot seems broken or needs to be rebuilt. Exit the chroot and unmount the virtual system (/home is kept) as root. From the corresponding conspy session:

 # tazdev clean-chroot
 # tazdev gen-chroot
 # tazdev chroot
 /# tazpkg recharge
 /# cook setup
 /# cooker
en/cookbook/buildhost.txt · Last modified: 2017/04/25 19:32 by linea