wiki:Builder

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Setting up a nightly build

The GHC buildbot builds GHC on various platforms in various different ways each night, runs the test suite and performance benchmarks, and mails the results to the [email protected] mailing list. We're always keen to add more build slaves to the setup, especially if you have a platform that doesn't already have a build slave, so if you'd like to join the fun, please let us know at cvs-ghc@…. If a platform is represented in the nightly builds, it's more likely we'll be able to identify and fix problems specific to that platform quickly.

To create a new build slave

The code for the builder lives in this darcs repo: http://darcs.haskell.org/builder/

Once you have built it, pick a username (something fairly unique to you) and password, and send them to igloo@…. Then initialise the client with:

./client init username password darcs.haskell.org

where username and password are your username and password, and put a copy of http://darcs.haskell.org/ghcBuilder/cert/root.pem in certs/.

You can now run the client with:

./client

or

./client -v

We recommend running in screen for now, as the client doesn't daemonise itself yet.