[packman] Blender that supports x264, etc

Jimmy Berry jimmy at boombatower.com
Fri Nov 6 22:53:15 CET 2015

I see the updated Blender package has been published. Thanks for
knocking this out. Just tested and I can drag mp4 into video editor
which I cannot do with base one. I'll go ahead and delete mine.

Thanks again!


On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 6:38 AM, Dave Plater <davejplater at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards
> Dave
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