wjoe invalid at
Thu Sep 17 14:15:34 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 21:05:27 UTC, Iain Buclaw 
> On Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 12:50:57 UTC, wjoe wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 10:42:27 UTC, Iain Buclaw 
>> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 09:55:22 UTC, wjoe wrote:
>>>> The way it's being done right now is that 'make install' 
>>>> installs to the /usr prefix. After that a tarball of this 
>>>> prefix is created (via tar cJf gdc-triplet.txz /usr). I'm 
>>>> not sure if that's suitable as a release as is because tar 
>>>> omits the root / so the result will be extracted as usr/
>>>> There isn't a lot of time budget left in that task but it 
>>>> should be possible to run some more scripts.
>>>> If the time limit won't suffice it should be possible to 
>>>> cache /usr and move the tar ball script into a new task.
>>> If it follows the convention of the existing packages, it 
>>> should be fine.  e.g: tar extracts gdc into 
>>> 'x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/gdc'
>> The tar ball is 443MiB. That's because it includes half the 
>> docker container :)
> You should be able to get yourself down to about ~30MB. ;-)
> I'll see if there's any miscellaneous tweaks you can do, but 
> the most obvious one is `strip --strip-debug`.
>> The buildci script [1] uses hard coded --prefix=/usr and 
>> lib-dirs=/usr/lib.
>> Is there a particular reason for that ?
>> Or, rather, could I just change it or introduce a variable 
>> prefix in order to be able to use an isolated directory ?
>> [1] 
> IIRC, that top line just matches Debian/Ubuntu built gcc (in 
> the hope that no weirdness would happen when running testsuite).
> Seems reasonable to break it out into a variable that can be 
> overridden by the CI.
> Just looking at an old binary, the builder used 
> `--prefix=/home/build/share/cache/install/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu`.  Not saying that you should do the same, but the last part being the target triplet is the key.
> ...
> It may only be a marginal gain, but I find that 
> --disable-libstdcxx-pch helps with speeding up incremental 
> builds (a long time is spent compiling headers in libstdc++).

Installation and creation of the tar ball now works as expected.

It contains a folder named after the build_target triplet and 
includes the libstdcxx, libphobos headers/sources as well as the 
static/shared libs, the binaries and man pages.
It took 1:54 to build and weighs 316MB but it isn't stripped yet.
Still waiting on the results of make install-strip and with 
pre-compiled headers disabled.

Once those are done I'll setup a github action to upload the tar 
ball to the repository releases.

Maybe it would be a good idea to tag the directory name with a 
version ID or to make a version directory there and install into 
that ?

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