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Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] GitLab Gating CI: initial set of jobs, documentation

From: Andrea Bolognani
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] GitLab Gating CI: initial set of jobs, documentation and scripts
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:11:25 +0200
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On Thu, 2020-09-03 at 17:12 -0400, Cleber Rosa wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 10:55:07AM +0200, Erik Skultety wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 08, 2020 at 10:46:57PM -0400, Cleber Rosa wrote:
> > > +.. note:: there are currently limitations to gitlab-runner itself when
> > > +          setting up a service under FreeBSD systems.  You will need to
> > > +          perform steps 4 to 10 manually, as described at
> > > +          https://docs.gitlab.com/runner/install/freebsd.html
> > 
> > What kinds of limitations? Is it architecture constrained maybe? I'm asking
> > because we have all of the steps covered by an Ansible playbook, so I kinda 
> > got
> > triggered by the word "manually". Also, the document only mentions 9 steps
> > overall.
> FreeBSD's "service management" (systemd/sys-v like) is not covered by
> the GO library[1] used on gitlab-runner.  It's not ideal, and the
> second best solution would be to script the equivalent handling within
> the playbook, but I remember trying and finding some inconsistencies.
> Then, I had to give it up and defer to whenever a FreeBSD job is
> actually added.
> [1] - https://github.com/ayufan/golang-kardianos-service

Note that this is a fork of


where FreeBSD support was added recently with


I'm not sure why gitlab-runner would use a fork rather than the
primary repository, but perhaps they can be convinced to switch and
gain better FreeBSD support in the process.

Andrea Bolognani / Red Hat / Virtualization

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