The autosetup script provides a fast and convenient way of quickly setting up and running metro builds.
The recommended and supported method is to use the Git repository of Metro. Funtoo users should aleady have dev-vcs/git installed on there system. Users of other distros may need to install it. Clone the master git repository as follows (Assuming you wish to clone into '/root'. Feel free to change the location to suit your needs):
# cd /root # git clone git://github.com/funtoo/metro.git
Setting up ego
Now, we will set the
ego, administration tool of Funtoo/Linux. The way it is used with metro is independent from
app-admin/ego installed on your box. Setup is easy as follows:
# cd /root # git clone https://github.com/funtoo/ego,git
This way you will have
/root/ego directory with
ego binary that is then used by metro.
In order to use the autosetup script a few dependencies are required.
# emerge dev-python/requests dev-python/lxml
Changing python versions is outside the scope of this article as it requires changing branches in the python kit. Please see the ego manpages for information on how to do this if your not already using Python 3.6
The default options for metro are usually fine for most cases. If you are happy with the defaults then you don't need to do anything. The first time you run the autosetup script it will copy the default configuration file to /root/.metro and automatically adjust the location setting to the current location of metro. If you wish to tweak the settings then you should manually copy /path/to/metro/metro.conf to /root/.metro and edit accordingly.
# cp /root/metro/metro.conf ~/.metro
Starting the script
The autosetup script is located at /path/to/metro/scripts/autosetup and is executable by default. Simply open up a shell and run it.
Configuring your build
The following sections will give examples of the menu options and an explanation of them where applicable.Your options may vary depending on changes to funtoo after the writing of this. At anytime you may enter 'q' to quit autosetup or 'p' to go back to the previous menu
Currently there are only two types of builds, current and hardened.
Pick a type to build: 1. funtoo-current 2. funtoo-current-hardened Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
Arch and Subarch
Arch and subarch are pretty self explanatory. Keep in mind that in order to build the selected arch/subarch your system must actually support it. You can't for instance build an arm stage from a x86-64bit system
Current menu: funtoo-current-hardened Pick an arch to build: 1. x86-64bit 2. x86-32bit 3. pure64 4. arm-64bit 5. arm-32bit Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
Current menu: funtoo-current-hardened / x86-64bit Pick a subarch to build: 1. amd64-bulldozer 2. amd64-excavator 3. amd64-jaguar 4. amd64-k10 5. amd64-k8 6. amd64-k8+sse3 7. amd64-piledriver 8. amd64-steamroller 9. atom_64 10. btver1_64 11. core-avx-i 12. core2_64 13. corei7 14. generic_64 15. intel64-broadwell 16. intel64-haswell 17. intel64-ivybridge 18. intel64-nehalem 19. intel64-sandybridge 20. intel64-silvermont 21. intel64-westmere 22. native_64 23. nocona 24. opteron_64 25. xen-pentium4+sse3_64 Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
The build option menu allows you to choose how you want to build your new stage. There may be up to 3 different options:
- New build - This option is usually always present. Specifying it will instruct autosetup to automatically download an new stage3 tarball from the funtoo build mirror and setup metro to use that to build your new stage3.
- Local build - This option is available if you've previously built a stage3 for this arch/subarch. Metro will simply use the latest stage3 available for it to build a new one
- Remote build - This option is available if you have previously built a different subarch for the currently selected arch. Specifying this will instruct autosetup to configure metro to use the previously built stage3 from another subarch to build your new stage3
Current menu: funtoo-current-hardened / x86-64bit / intel64-westmere Pick a build option to use: 1. New build (Download a new stage3 for intel64-westmere from build.funtoo.org and build) 2. Local build (Build from existing stage3 for intel64-westmere on system) 3. Remote build (Build from another subarch on system) Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
Stages to build
This menu allows you to pick what type of stage(s) you wish to build. The current main options are either "full" or "freshen". Full will build a completely new stage3 by first building a new stage1, followed by a stage2, and finally your new stage3. Freshen will just 'freshen' the stage3 and is basically the equivalent of updating @world on the stage3 you are building from. You may also optionally build an openvz or lxd image at the same time. Note that if your are doing a 'remote' build there will be no 'freshen' options.
Current menu: funtoo-current-hardened / x86-64bit / intel64-westmere / new Pick what to build: 1. full 2. full+openvz 3. full+lxd 4. freshen 5. freshen+openvz 6. freshen+lxd Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
This menu will only appear if you've selected a 'remote' build. It allows you to pick which subarch you want to use as a seed for your new stage3. Only valid subarches that have previously built stage3s will appear in this menu
Current menu: funtoo-current-hardened / x86-64bit / intel64-westmere / remote / full+lxd Pick a remote subarch to use for building: 1. generic_64 Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
This menu allows you to choose whether you want to actually start building your new stage3 now. Picking 'Yes' will instruct metro to start building your new stage3 now. Picking 'No' will instruct autosetup to complete all setup steps for metro (including downloading a new stage3 if needed) but not actually start the build. This will allow you to manually start the build at a later time. If you wish to abort without completing setup then you must enter 'q' to quit.
Current menu: funtoo-current-hardened / x86-64bit / intel64-westmere / remote / full+lxd / generic_64 Do you want to start the build now? (If 'No' setup will still run): 1. Yes 2. No Enter a number (or 'p' for previous menu, 'q' to quit):
Congratulations, you have successfully setup your metro build. Hopefully you will find the autosetup script quite convenient for quickly setting up and running new builds. Please consult the Metro Documentation for more information on how metro works and other build options such as automatic building via the buildbot script.