[packman] Blender that supports x264, etc

Dave Plater davejplater at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 13:38:24 CET 2015

On 11/4/15, Stefan Botter <jsj at jsj.dyndns.org> wrote:
> Hi Jimmy,
> sorry, I hit "send" prematurely...
> On Tue, 3 Nov 2015 00:42:47 -0600
> Jimmy Berry <jimmy at boombatower.com> wrote:
>> I branched obs package, merged in previous packman build changes to
>> enable ffmpeg, and cleaned up a bit. I was able to successfully build
>> for Tumbleweed x86_64. When I installed locally the package worked
>> great and I was able to use features that depend on ffmpeg which I am
>> unable to do in the obs version.
>> See for successful build:
>> https://pmbs.links2linux.de/package/binaries/home:boombatower:branches:Extra/blender-update?repository=openSUSE_Tumbleweed
>> Unfortunately, the majority of the time the packman obs instance seems
>> to just loop trying to build the package since it ends up terminating
>> the build process at some random percentage through the build. It
>> seems like it is running out of ram.
> Seems possible, as most workers are running chroot builds, where there
> are no guaranteed resources, and hence builds with contraints are not
> scheduled to build. ATM only swkj11-swkj14 are workers building in KVM,
> and all but 11 had a configuration problem throughout October - so
> nothing was built there. They are fixed now.
>> The previous build on packman had
>> the following memory _constraint:
>>     <physicalmemory>
>>       <size unit="M">1700</size>
>>     </physicalmemory>
>> I upped to 2000, but then it seems to never be scheduled. I am
>> assuming none of the packman workers have that much ram?
> swkj11 has 1897MB RAM available for build, swkj12-14 have 1950MB. A
> _constraint file requesting more than these values will block the
> package from being scheduled to build.
>> If so does anyone have suggestions for different build flags to
>> possibly reduce ram usage during compile or acquire a more powerful
>> worker or two?
> As mentioned some days ago, I was able to secure some more hardware,
> and am currently - as time permits - in the phase to repair and enable
> it for use - just Yesterday evening I was able to restart the workers
> 15-19 (virtual machines doing chroot builds), which before were running
> on old desktops, which I have to return to their proposed use soon.
> There is a test machine swkjt01 currently providing 4 processes in KVM,
> but providing 1GB RAM, only.
> I have some more machines, and provided I can fix them, I will at least
> one of them configure to run with more than 2 GB instance memory.
> As said, as time permits, perhaps over the weekend.
> Greetings,
> Stefan
> --
> Stefan Botter zu Hause
> Bremen

I've got maintainer rights for Extra/blender and have synced it with
openSUSE but it Factory and Tumbleweed have multiple ffmpeg related
unresolvables, Leap42 builds though. I'm going to wait for it to
settle for a while, it built for Factory and Tumbleweed in home:davepl
before I submitted to Extra.

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