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  1. out/
  2. packages/
  3. tests/


Scripts and files in this directory describe how to build CIPD packages from the source code in infra.git repo.

There are two flavors of packages:

  • Packages with executables compiled from Go code.
  • Single giant package with all python code and archived virtual environment needed to run it.

Package definition

A package is defined in a *.yaml file with the following structure:

# Name of the package in CIPD repository.
package: infra/example/package
# Human readable description of the package.
description: Example package
# Optional list of Buildbot CI builders to build this package on. If not
# specified the package will be build on all CI builders. When script
# is invoked manually (without --builder flag), this property is ignored.
  - infra-continuous-precise-64
  - ...
# Path to the root of the package source files on the system we're building
# the package from. Can be absolute or relative to the path of the *.yaml
# file itself.
root: ../..

  # 'dir' section adds a subdirectory of 'root' to the package. In this case
  # it will scan directory <yaml_path>/../../a/b/c and put files into a/b/c
  # directory of the package.
  - dir: a/b/c
    # A list of regular expressions for files to exclude from the package.
    # Syntax is defined at Each expression
    # is implicitly wrapped into ^...$. The tests are applied to paths relative
    # to 'dir', e.g. 'bin/active' regexp matches only single file
    # <yaml_path>/../../a/b/c/bin/active.
      - bin/activate
      - .*\.pyc

  # 'file' section adds a single file to the package.
  - file:

Any string in package definition can reference a variable via ${var_name}, for example:

package: infra/tools/cipd/${platform}

Available variables are defined in in get_package_vars:

  • ${exe_suffix} is ‘.exe’ on Windows and empty string on other platforms.
  • ${platform} defines where is running, as ‘(flavor)-(bitness)’ string. It is suitable for packages that do not depend much on the exact version of the OS, for example packages with statically linked binaries. Example values:
    • linux-amd64
    • linux-386
    • mac-amd64
    • mac-386
    • windows-amd64
    • windows-386
  • ${os_ver} defines major and minor version of the OS/Linux distribution. It is useful if package depends on .dll/.so libraries provided by the OS. Example values:
    • ubuntu14_04
    • mac10_9
    • win6_1
  • ${python_version} defines python version as ‘(major)(minor)’ string, e.g ‘27’.

See packages for examples of package definitions.

Build script script does the following:

  • Ensures python virtual environment directory (ENV) is up to date.
  • Rebuilds all infra Go code from scratch, with ‘release’ tag set.
  • Enumerates packages/ directory for package definition files, builds and (if --upload option is passed) uploads CIPD packages to the repository.
  • Stores built packages into out/ (as *.cipd files).

Package definition files can assume that Go infra code is built and all artifacts are installed in GOBIN (which is go/bin).

You can also pass one or more *.yaml file names to build only specific packages: infra_python cipd_client

Verifying a package

To install a built package locally use cipd client binary (it is built by as well). For example, to rebuild and install infra_python.cipd into ./install_dir, run:

cd infra.git/
rm -rf install_dir
./build/ infra_python
./go/bin/cipd pkg-deploy -root=install_dir build/out/infra_python.cipd
cd install_dir

Package tests script can be used to run simple package integrity tests to verify a built package looks good after deploy.

For each .yaml in packages/ there can be corresponding .py file in tests/ that is invoked by to check that deployed package looks good.

Basically does the following:

  • Installs a CIPD file to a local directory or update currently installed version there (if --work-dir is used).
  • Runs python test/<name>.py with cwd == installation directory.
  • If test returns 0, considers it success, otherwise - failure.

Thus to test that infra_python.cipd package works, one can do the following:

./build/ infra_python
./build/ infra_python is used on CI builders to verify packages look good before uploading them.