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|description=Metro is the Funtoo Linux automated build system, and is used to build Funtoo Linux stage tarballs.
|source=[ GitHub]}}
{{Subpages|AutoSetup,How Metro WorksManual Setup,Concepts and Terminology,Configuring Metro,Recipes,Automation,Data Model,Recipes}}
== Introduction ==
Metro is the tool used by Funtoo Linux to build new releases of Funtoo Linux. It is also available to the public and can be used to build custom versions of Funtoo Linux, or used by developers to perform build testing. This page documents how to install, configure and use Metro. Also note that there is various additional supplemental documentation available on sub-pages, with links above.
== Installation ==
 <!--T:21-->'''The recommended and supported method''' is to use the Git repository of Metro. === Prerequisites ===
<!--T:24-->Next, clone the master git repository as follows: <!--T:25-->{{console|body=# ##i##cd /root# ##i##git clone git:// ##i##cp /root/metro/metro.conf ~/.metro}} <!--T:26-->You will now have a directory called {{c|/root/metro}} that contains all the Metro source code.=== Setting up ego=Prerequisites for QEMU Support ==Now, we will set the {{c|ego}}, administration tool of Funtoo Linux. The way it is used with metro is independent from {{c|app-admin/ego}} installed on your box. Setup is easy as follows:{{console|body=# ##i##cd /root# ##i##git clone}}This way you will have {{c|/root/ego}} directory with {{c|ego}} binary that is then used by metro. <!--T:28-->Metro is now installed. It's time to customize it for your local system. You may wish to use the new [[Metro/AutoSetup|autosetup]] script which uses a curses based menu and allows for quickly setting up and running builds base on your choices without requiring any manual steps. Please see the [[Metro AutoSetup]] page for more details.  
== Arch Metro now supports building arm-32bit and Subarch == <!-arm-T:4164bit stages on x86-64bit systems, using qemu. To enable this functionality, it isnecessary to emerge {{Package|app->emulation/qemu}} with the following settings.
<!--T:42-->In First, add the following example we are creating a pentium4 stage 3 compiled for x86-32bit binary compatibility. Pentium4 is a subarch of the x86-32bit architecture. Once you have metro installed you may find a full list of each subarch in your to{{f|/var/git/meta-repo/kits/core-kitetc/profilesportage/funtoo-1package.0/linux-gnu/arch/x86-32bit/subarchuse}} directory:Example:{{console|body=# ##i##ls /var/git/meta-repo/kits/core-kit/profiles/funtoo/1.0/linux-gnu/arch/x86-32bit/subarch/amd64-k8+sse3_32 athlon-4 athlon-xp core2_32 i486 k6-2 pentium pentium2 pentiumproamd64-k8_32 athlon-mp atom_32 generic_32 i686 k6-3 pentium-m pentium3 prescottathlon athlon-tbird btver1 geode k6 native_32 pentium-mmx pentium4 xen-pentium4+sse3}}
64-bit PC profiles can be found in the {{ffile|name=/var/git/meta-repo/kits/core-kit/profilesetc/funtooportage/1package.0/linux-gnu/arch/x86-64bit/subarch/}} directory:{{consoleuse|body=# ##i##ls /var/git/metaapp-repoemulation/kits/coreqemu static-kit/profiles/funtoo/1.0/linuxuserdev-gnu/archlibs/x86glib static-64bit/subarch/libsamd64sys-bulldozer amd64-k8+sse3 btver1_64 generic_64 intel64apps/attr static-nehalem native_64libsamd64sys-jaguar amd64libs/zlib static-piledriver core-avx-i intel64-broadwell intel64-sandybridge noconalibsamd64dev-k10 amd64-steamroller core2_64 intel64-haswell intel64-silvermont opteron_64amd64-k8 atom_64 corei7 intel64-ivybridge intel64-westmere xenlibs/libpcre static-pentium4+sse3_64libs
= First stages build (local build) = <!--T:43--> <!--T:44-->To get this all startedNext, we need to bootstrap the process by downloading an initial seed stage3 to use for building and place it in its proper location in {{f|/home/mirror/funtoo}}, so that Metro can find it. We will also need following should be added to create some special &quot;control&quot; files in {{f|/home/mirroretc/funtoo}}, which will allow Metro to understand how it is supposed to proceedmake== Step 1: Set up pentium4 repository (local build) == <!--T:45--> <!--T:46-->Assuming we're following the basic steps outlined in the previous section, and building {{f|funtoo-current}} build for the {{f|pentium4conf}}, using a generic {{f|pentium4}} stage3 as a seed stage, then here the first set of steps we'd perform:
<!--T:47-->{{consolefile|bodyname=# ##i##install -d /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-32bitetc/pentium4# ##i##install -d /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/snapshots# ##i##cd /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-32bit/pentium4# ##i##install -d 2017-10-01# ##i##cd 2017-10-01# ##i##wget -c|body=# ##i##cd ..# ##i##install -d .control/version# ##i##echo QEMU_USER_TARGETS="2017-10-01aarch64 arm" > .control/version/stage3# ##i##install -d .control/strategy# ##i##echo local > .control/strategy/build# ##i##echo stage3 > .control/strategy/seed
<!--T:48-->OK, let's review the steps above. First, we create the directory {{f|/home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-32bit/pentium4}}, which is where Metro will expect to find {{f|funtoo-current}} pentium4 builds -- it is configured to look here by default. Then we create a specially-named directory to house our seed x86 stage3. Again, by default, Metro expects the directory to be named this way. We enter this directory, and download our seed x86 stage3 from Note that the {{f|2017-10-01}} version stamp matches. Make sure that your directory name matches the stage3 name too. Everything has been set up to match Metro's default filesystem layout. <!--T:49-->Next, we go back to the {{f|/home/mirror/metro/funtoo-current/x86-32bit/pentium4}} directory, and inside it, we create a {{f|.control}} directory. This directory and its subdirectories contain special files that Metro references to determine certain aspects of its behavior. The {{f|.control/version/stage3}} file is used by Metro to track the most recently-built stage3 for this particular build and subarch. Metro will automatically update this file with a new version stamp after it successfully builds a new stage3. But because Metro didn't actually ''build'' this stage3, we need to set up the {{f|.control/version/stage3}} file manually. This will allow Metro to find our downloaded stage3 when we set up our pentium4 build to use it as a seed. Also note that Metro will create a similar {{f|.control/version/stage1}} file after it successfully builds an pentium4 funtoo-current stage1. <!--T:50-->We also set up {{f|.control/strategy/build}} and {{f|.control/strategy/seed}} files with values of {{f|local}} and {{f|stage3}} respectively. These files define the building strategy Metro will use when we build pentium4 funtoo-current stages. With a build strategy of {{f|local}}, Metro will source its seed stage from funtoo-current pentium4, the current directory. And with a seed strategy of {{f|stage3}}, Metro will use a stage3 as a seed, and use this seed to build a new stage1, stage2 and stage3. == Step 2: Building the pentium4 stages == <!--Temerge qemu:51-->
Incidentally, if all you wanted to do at this point was to build a new pentium4 funtoo-current stage1/2/3 (plus openvz and vserver templates). You would begin the process by typing:
# ##i##cd emerge app-emulation/root/metro# ##i##scripts/ funtoo-current x86-32bit pentium4qemu
<!--T:54-->If you have a slow machineFrom this point forward, it could support for ARM on x86 systems should work transparently. Metro will take several hours to be completed because several "heavy" components like gcc or glibc have to be recompiled in each care of compiling a wrapper for qemu and temporarily installing the static version of qemu inside the stagechroot so that ARM binaries will run transparently on x86 systems. Once Metro will also automatically register qemu as a stage has been successfully completed, it is placed in the {{f|"${METRO_MIRROR}/funtoo-current/x32-bit/pentium4/YYYY-MM-DDbinary format"}} subdirectory, where {{f|YYYY-MM-DD}} is today's date at with the time the {{f|}} script was started or the date you put on the command linekernel.
= Building for another binary compatible architecture (remote build) = = Cloning Metro ===<!--T:5524-->'''The recommended and supported method for installing metro''' is to clone metro's git repository to {{f|/root}}. Clone the master git repository as follows:
<!--T:56-->As written above, Metro is able to perform '''remote build''' building different architecture stage3 from a binary compatible seeding stage3 (e.g. using a pentium4 stage3 to seed a <tt>Intel Core2 32bits</tt> stage3).  <!--T:57-->In the Metro terminology this is called a '''remote build''' (a stage 3 of a different, but binary compatible, architecture is used as a seed). What's not compatible? You can't use a <tt>Sparc</tt> architecture to generate an <tt>x86</tt> or <tt>ARM</tt> based stage and vice-versa. If you use a 32bit stage then you don't want to seed a 64bit build from it. Be sure that you are using a stage from the same architecture that you are trying to seed. Check [ Funtoo-current FTP Mirror] for a stage that is from the same Architecture that you will be building.  <!--T:58-->{{Note|Often, one build (ie. funtoo-current) can be used as a seed for another build such as funtoo-stable. However, hardened builds require hardened stages as seeds in order for the build to complete successfully.}} == Step 1: Set up Core_2 32bit repository == <!--T:59--> <!--T:60-->In this example, we're going to use this pentium4 funtoo-current stage3 to seed a new Core_2 32bit funtoo-current build. To get that done, we need to set up the pentium4 build directory as follows: <!--T:6125-->
# ##i## cd /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-32bitroot# ##i##install -d core2_32# ##i##cd core2_32# ##i##install -d git clone https://code.control/strategy# ##i##echo remote > funtoo.controlorg/strategybitbucket/build# ##i##echo stage3 > .controlscm/strategycore/seedmetro.git# ##i##install -d .controlcp /remote# ##i##echo funtoo-current > .controlroot/remotemetro/build# ##i##echo x86-32bit > metro.control/remoteconf ~/arch_desc# ##i##echo pentium4 > .control/remote/subarchmetro
<!--T:62-->{{Tip|The steps we follow are similar to those we performed for a ''local build'' to set up our pentium4 directory for local build{{f|/root/. However, note metro}} file contains the differences. We didn't download a stagesystem metro configuration, because we are going to use and defines where the pentium4 stage to build a new Core_2 32bit stage. We also didn't create the <tt>.control/version/stage{1,3}</tt> repository and other files because Metro will create them for us after it successfully builds a new stage1 and stage3should be stored. We Defaults are still using a <tt>stage3</tt> seed strategy, but we've set the build strategy to <tt>remote</tt>, which means that we're going to use a seed stage that's not from this particular subdirectory. Where are we going to get it from? The <tt>.control/remote</tt> directory contains this informationtypically fine for most users, and lets Metro know that it should look for its seed stage3 in the <tt>{{f|/home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-32bit/pentium4</tt> directory. Which one }} will it grab? You guessed it -- be used as the most recently built ''stage3'' (since our seed strategy was set to <tt>stage3</tt>) that has the version stamp of <tt>2010-12-24</tt>build repository path. For more information on configuration settings available, as recorded in <tt>/home/mirror/funtoo-currentsee [[Metro/x86-32bit/pentium4/.control/version/stage</tt>. Now you can see how all those control files come together to direct Configuring Metro to do the right thing]].}}
<!--T:63-->You will now have a directory called {{Notec|<code>arch_desc</code> should be set to one of: <code>x86-32bit<root/metro}} that contains all the Metro source code>, <code>x86-64bit</code> or <code>pure64</code> for PC-compatible systems. You must use a 32-bit build as a seed for other 32-bit builds, and a 64-bit build as a seed for other 64-bit builds.}}
== Step 2: Building the Core_2 32bit stages = Setting up ego=== <!--T:64--> <!--T:65-->Now, you could start building your new Core_2 32bit stage1/2/3 (plus openvz and vserver templates) by typing we will set the following: <!{{c|ego}}, administration tool of Funtoo Linux. The way it is used with metro is independent from {{c|app-admin/ego}} installed on your box. This local cloned copy of ego allows metro to potentially use a newer version of ego than what is already installed on your system, or to function under other non-TFuntoo distributions like Gentoo or Ubuntu. Set up as follows:66-->
# ##i##cd /root# ##i##git clone https:/metro/ funtoo-current x86-32bit core2_32git
This way you will have {{c|/root/ego}} directory with {{c|ego}} binary that is then used by metro.
<!--T:67-->In that case, the produced stages are placed in the <tt>/home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x32-bit/core2_32/YYYY-MM-DD</tt> subdirectory. == Step 3: The Next Build == <!--T:68--> <!--T:69-->At this point, you now have a new Core_2 32bit stage3, built using a "remote" pentium4 stage3. Once the first remote build completes successfully, metro will automatically change {{c|.control/strategy/build}} to be {{c|local}} instead of {{c|remote}}, so it will use the most recently-built Core_2 32bit stage3 as a seed for any new Core_2 32bit builds from now on. = Build your own tailored stage3 = <!--T:70--> <!--T:71-->Metro can be easily configured for building custom stage3 by including additional packages. You can find following directory {{c|/etc/builds/packages}} in your copy of metro repository and a corresponding {{c|arch}} configuration files inside:{{file|name=/etc/builds/packages/x86-64bit.conf|body=[section emerge] packages: [ sys-kernel/debian-sources]}}Notice a {{c|debian-sources}} ebuild is added for all 64-bit stages. Modify the file to include (or exclude in case Funtoo add additional) packages of your choice. They will be included in your custom stage3 portage's world file. = Building Gentoo stages = <!--T:98--> <!--T:99-->Metro can also build Gentoo stages. After switching to Funtoo profile, see metro require additional steps for this. We have an open bug for this -- it is simply due to the fact that we focus on ensuring Funtoo Linux builds and building Gentoo is a lower priority. Historical note: Funtoo Linux originally started as a fork of Gentoo Linux so that metro could reliably build Gentoo stages. = Advanced Features = <!--T:100--> <!--T:101-->Metro also includes a number of advanced features that can be used to automate builds and set up distributed build servers. These features require you to {{c|emerge sqlalchemy}}, as SQLite is used as a dependency and also {{c|emerge dev-python/lxml}} as this is needed for index file generation. == Repository Management == <!--T:102--> <!--T:103-->Metro includes a script in the {{c|scripts}} directory called {{c|buildrepo}}. Buildrepo serves as the heart of Metro's advanced repository management features. === Initial Setup === <!--T:104--> <!--T:105-->To use {{c|buildrepo}}, you will first need to create a {{f|.buildbot}} configuration file. Here is the file I use on my AMD Jaguar build server: <!--T:106-->{{file|name=/root/.buildbot|lang=python|body=builds = ( "funtoo-current", "funtoo-current-hardened",) <!--T:107-->arches = ( "x86-64bit", "pure64") <!--T:108-->subarches = ( "amd64-jaguar", "amd64-jaguar-pure64",) <!--T:109-->def map_build(build, subarch, full, full_date): # arguments refer to last build... if full == True: buildtype = ( "freshen", ) else: buildtype = ("full", ) # return value can be a string like "full+openvz" or a sequence type like [ "freshen", "openvz" ] return buildtype}} <!--T:110-->This file is actually a python source file that defines the tuples {{c|builds}}, {{c|arches}} and {{c|subarches}}. These variables tell {{c|buildrepo}} which builds, arches and subarches it should manage. A {{c|map_build()}} function is also defined which {{c|buildbot}} uses to determine what kind of build to perform. The arguments passed to the function are based on the last successful build. The function can read these arguments and return a string to define the type of the next build. In the above example, the {{c|map_build()}} function will cause the next build after a freshen build to be a full build, and the next build after a full build to be a freshen build, so that the build will alternate between full and freshen. == Automated Builds == <!--T:111--> <!--T:112-->Once the {{c|.buildbot}} file has been created, the {{c|buildrepo}} and {{c|}} tools are ready to use. Here's how they work. These tools are designed to keep your repository ({{c|path/mirror}} in {{f|/root/.metro}} up-to-date by inspecting your repository and looking for stages that are out-of-date.  <!--T:113-->To list the next build that will be performed, do this -- this is from my ARM build server: <!--T:114-->{{console|body=# ##i##./buildrepo nextbuildbuild=funtoo-currentarch_desc=arm-32bitsubarch=armv7a_hardfpfulldate=2015-02-08nextdate=2015-02-20failcount=0target=fullextras=''}} <!--T:115-->If no output is displayed, then all your builds are up-to-date. <!--T:116-->To actually run the next build, run {{c|}}: <!--T:117-->{{console|body=# ##i##./}} <!--T:118-->If you're thinking that {{c|}} would be a good candidate for a cron job, you've got the right idea! === List Builds === <!--T:119--> <!--T:120-->To get a quick look at our repository, let's run the {{c|buildrepo fails}} command: <!--T:121-->{{console|body=# ##i##./buildrepo fails 0 2015-02-18 /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/x86-64bit/amd64-jaguar 0 2015-02-18 /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current/pure64/amd64-jaguar-pure64 0 2015-02-18 /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current-hardened/x86-64bit/amd64-jaguar 0 2015-02-18 /home/mirror/funtoo/funtoo-current-hardened/pure64/amd64-jaguar-pure64 }} <!--T:122-->On my AMD Jaguar build server, on Feb 20, 2015, this lists all the builds that {{c|buildrepo}} has been configured to manage. The first number on each line is a '''failcount''', which is the number of consecutive times that the build has failed. A zero value indicates that everything's okay. The failcount is an important feature of the advanced repository management features. Here are a number of behaviors that are implemented based on failcount:
<!--T:123-->* If Metro uses a repository to store built stages and snapshots, which typically resides at {{cf|}} tries . There are two methods to set up your build a stage and the build fails, the failcount is incrementedrepository -- it can be done [[Metro/Manual Setup|manually]] or [[Metro/AutoSetup|with our auto-setup script.* If the build succeeds for a particular build, the failcount ]] The auto-setup script is reset to zero.* Builds with the lowest failcount are prioritized by {{buildrepo}} to build nextof course faster and easier, to steer towards builds that are more likely to complete successfully.* Once while the failcount reaches 3 for manual method may give you a particular build, it is removed from deeper understanding of how the build rotationrepository internals work.
==First Build = Resetting Failcount === <!--T:124-->
<!--T:125-->If a Once your build repository has issuesbeen set up, the failcount for you can start your first build using a build will reach 3, at which point it will be pulled out of build rotation. To clear failcount, so that these builds are attempted again -- possibly fixed by new updates command similar to the Portage tree -- use {{c|buildrepo zap}}one below:
# ##i## /root/metro/scripts/buildrepo zapRemoving /mnt/data/funtoo/funtoo-current/arm-32bit/armv7a_hardfp/.control/.failcount...Removing /mnt/data/funtoo/funtoo-current/arm-32bit/armv6j_hardfp/.control/.failcount...Removing /mnt/data/funtoo/funtoo-current/arm-32bit/armv5te/.control/.failcount...}} == Repository Maintenance == <!--T:127--> <!--T:128-->A couple of repository maintenance tools are provided: <!--T:129-->* {{c|buildrepo digestgen}} will generate hash files for the archives in your repository, and clean up stale hashes. * {{c|buildrepo index.xml}} will create an index.xml file at the root of your repository, listing all builds available.* {{c|buildrepo clean}} will output a shell script that will remove old stages. No more than the three most recent stage builds for each build/arch/subarch are kept. == Distributed Repositories == <!--T:130--> <!--T:131-->In many situation, you will have a number of build servers, and each will build a subset of your master repository, and then upload builds to the master repository. This is an area of Metro that is being actively developed. For now, automated upload functionality is not enabled, but is expected to be implemented in the relatively near future. However, it is possible to have your master repository differentiate between subarches that are built locally, and thus should be part of that system's {{c|buildbot}} build rotation, and those that are stored locally and built remotely. These builds should be cleaned when {{c|buildrepo clean}} is run, but should not enter the local build rotation. To set this up, modify {{f|/root/ezbuild.buildbot}} and use the {{c|subarches}} and {{c|all_subarches}} variables: <!--T:132-->{{file|name=/root/sh 1.buildbot|desc=Excerpt of .buildbot config for master repository|body=# subarches we are building locally: <!--T:133-->subarches = ( "pentium4", "athlon-xp", "corei7", "corei7-pure64", "generic_32", "i686", "amd64-k8", "amd64-k8-pure64", "core2_64", "core2_64-pure64", "generic_64", "generic_643-pure64",) # Things we need to clean, even if we may not be building: all_subarches = subarches + ( "atom_32", "atom_64", "atom_64release-pure64", "amd64std x86-k10", "64bit amd64-k10-pure64", "amd64-bulldozer", "amd64-bulldozer-pure64", "amd64-steamroller", "amd64-steamroller-pure64", "amd64-piledriver", "amd64-piledriver-pure64", "amd64-jaguar", "amd64-jaguar-pure64", "intel64-haswell", "intel64-haswell-pure64", "intel64-ivybridge-pure64", "intel64-ivybridge", "armv7a_hardfp", "armv6j_hardfp", "armv5te") }}== Using binary cache ==Metro has built-in feature which allows to use binary packages cache rather then building same list of packages from sources. For example, core packages, such as @system are updated at slower pace and it makes sense to enable binary cache to make stage building blazing fast. However, the real disadvantage with using binary cache could be a core package update that due to internal ABI changes require rebuilding of numerous packages from sources. Good example is {{c|sys-libs/ncurses-5}} to {{c|sys-libs/ncurses-6}} major update. This is the case when you would need to disable binary cache and use regular ebuild installation from sources. To enable binary cache, in your metro git repository copy, edit the {{c|common.conf}} {{file|name=/etc/builds/common.conf|desc=Excerpt of default common.conf|body=[section metro] options:options/stage:target: gentoo}}and set {{c|cache/package}}{{file|name=/etc/builds/common.conf|desc=Excerpt of common.conf with binary cache enabled|body=[section metro] options:options/stage: cache/packagetarget: gentoozen full
During stage build metro will save package cache in {{c|/var/tmp/metro/cache/package-cache}}. With any next builds this binary package cache will be used.

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