The steps for getting the code are:
If you are on Linux you can run the quicksetup script (instead of the above) like so:
cd /where/you/want/source/code wget -O- "https://chromium.googlesource.com/infra/infra/+/main/go/quicksetup.sh?format=TEXT" | base64 -d | bash
This will create a self-contained
cr-infra-go-area directory and populate it will all necessary tools and source for using or contributing to Chromium's Go Infrastructure. Once run, look in
cr-infra-go-area/infra/go/src for the editable source code.
infra/go knows how to bootstrap itself from scratch (i.e. from a fresh checkout) by downloading pinned version of Go toolset, and installing pinned versions of third party packages and adding a bunch of third party tools (like
The bootstrap (and self-update) procedure is invoked whenever
go/env.py run. There‘s no DEPS hook for this. We only want the Go toolset to be present on systems that need it, since it’s somewhat big and platform-specific.
go/env.py can be used in two ways. If invoked without arguments, it verifies that everything is up-to-date and then just emits a small shell script that tweaks the environment. This script can be executed in the current shell process to modify its environment. Once it's done, Go tools can be invoked directly. This is the recommended way of “entering”
infra/go build environment.
cd infra/go eval `./env.py` cd src/infra go install ./cmd/bqupload ../../bin/bqupload --help # infra/go/bin is where executables are installed bqupload --help # infra/go/bin is also in $PATH
go/env.py can be used as a wrapping command that sets up an environment and invokes some other process. It is particularly useful on Windows.
INFRA_PROMPT_TAG environment variable is exported while running
go/env.py, the new environment will include a modified
PS1 prompt containing the
INFRA_PROMPT_TAG value to indicate that the modified environment is being used. By default, this value is "[cr go] ", but it can be changed by exporting a different value or disabled by exporting an empty value.
There are two kinds of dependencies: dependencies between first-party code (like
infra.git code depending on
luci-go.git code) and dependencies between first-party and third-party code (like
infra.git code depending on Google Cloud libraries).
Dependencies between first-party code are managed in the DEPS file, which is usually updated automatically by autoroller bots (e.g. luci-go => infra autoroller). This ensures changes to first-party code propagate quickly through the dependency tree.
Dependencies on third-party code are managed in
go.sum files. Each Chrome infra repository has them (for
infra.git they are go/src/infra/go.mod and go/src/infra/go.sum), which turns these repositories into Go modules. Thus an infra gclient checkout is a checkout of a bunch of Go modules on disk side-by-side (according to the DEPS file).
go build is made aware of this structure via
replace directives in the
go.mod file, which tells it to use locally checked out modules (at revisions precisely controlled by the DEPS), instead of trying to figure out their intended versions using some version selection algorithm. This structure also allows to make changes to one locally checked out module (like
luci-go.git), and verifying they don't break another module (like
infra.git, which depends on
Note that when building a specific Go target using Infra builders, only
go.mod of its enclosing module is considered when fetching dependencies. For example, if you setup a CIPD package builder (or a Docker image builder, or GAE tarball builder) that builds
go.chromium.org/luci/some/package/..., the builder will use dependencies specified in the
luci-go.git repository (using the luci-go's revision currently checked out on disk according to the DEPS in
infra.git). If the same builder then tries to build e.g.
infra/something, it will use the
go.mod from the
infra.git repository. And it even may end up using a different version of some third party dependency.
Navigate to the directory with
go.mod file (
go/src/infra) and use regular Go modules commands to update
go.sum files. See Managing dependencies.
If a DEPS roll picks up a change to a
go.mod file in a first party dependency, infra's
go.sum (and sometimes
go.mod) need to be modified too to pick up updated version pins and module checksums.
Ensure your local checkout matches
DEPS and run
go mod tidy in the infra module directory:
cd go/src/infra go mod tidy
Add the resulting
go.sum changes to the CL.