On 26 November 2017 at 02:18, Glyph email@example.com wrote:
On Nov 23, 2017, at 6:18 PM, Craig Rodrigues firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Can someone update PyPy on the buildbots from PyPy 5.8.0 to PyPy 5.9.0?
I'd love to move PyPy support forward (I even went to the trouble of doing the password-reset dance necessary to get my SSH keys onto these buildbots), but it looks like we have installed from the PPA, which has fallen behind the official releases - https://launchpad.net/~pypy/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+packages - so upgrading isn't obvious.
Weirdly it looks like Debian is on top of things and does have a current version of the package - https://packages.debian.org/sid/pypy - but I have no clue how to configure these machines to pull just this one package from Debian. If anyone knows how this works, I'd be happy to put more SSH keys on these servers.
My 2 cents.
Maybe just run pypy on Travis-CI instead of the buildslaves
There is this PR https://github.com/twisted/twisted/pull/226
In that ticket there is one way of solving this.
Instead of using using Ubuntu or Debian packages, just use OS independent method to install latest PYPY.
Glyph, do we need Debian/Ubuntu packages for PYPY installed on the slaves?
For designing the buildbot builders maybe we can get something similar to Travis-CI. Before running the tests, buildbot will call something like `python admin/buildbot-init` and depending on the environment variables, this script can install various things.
In this way we have more configuration logic in the repo and developers can advance the work without waiting for someone to upgrade the OS