Manduba should run a GNOME buildbot slave in order to help tinderbox the GNOME code, linked to

Running configuration

Manduba is running SunOS manduba 5.11 snv_101 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise Solaris

The buildbot runs as user 'buildbot' from /space/buildbot/

See and for general advice.

/usr/ccs/bin:/usr/ucb:/usr/bin:/usr/X11/bin (from .zshenv) - make sure /usr/ucb is after /usr/ccs.


moduleset = 'gnome-suites-2.28'

# A list of the modules to build.  Defaults to the Gnome Desktop and
# developer platform.
# modules = [ 'meta-gnome-desktop' ]

# use a separate directory for sources to share between jhbuilds
dvcs_mirror_dir = '/space/buildbot/checkout/sources'
tarballdir = '/space/buildbot/checkout/sources'

# extra arguments to pass to all scripts
# to speed up builds of gnome2, try '--disable-static --disable-gtk-doc'
# it is also possible to set CFLAGS this way, 'CFLAGS="-g -O2"' for example
module_autogenargs['gettext'] = autogenargs + ' LDFLAGS="-lsec"'
module_autogenargs['gst-plugins-base'] = autogenargs + ' CFLAGS=-I/usr/X11/include'
module_autogenargs['gtk+'] = autogenargs + ' --without-libjasper'
# GNU MP decides to build 64-bit libraries, despite the toolchain being 32-bit
module_autogenargs['gmp'] = autogenargs + ' ABI=32'
module_autogenargs['libgda'] = autogenargs + ' --without-mysql'
module_autogenargs['libxml2'] = autogenargs + ' --with-python=/space/buildbot/prefix/bin/python'
# dtrace requires root permission
module_autogenargs['mono'] = autogenargs + ' --disable-dtrace'
# NSS doesn't like -j4
module_makeargs['nss'] = ''
# NSPR is built 64-bit by default
module_autogenargs['nspr'] = autogenargs + ' --disable-64bit'
# e-d-s and e-e require Sun LDAP to be explicitly enabled
module_autogenargs['evolution-data-server'] = autogenargs + ' --with-sunldap=yes'
module_autogenargs['evolution-exchange'] = autogenargs + ' --with-sunldap=yes'
module_autogenargs['brasero'] = autogenargs + ' --disable-inotify'
module_autogenargs['gvfs'] = autogenargs + ' CFLAGS="-D_XPG4_2 -D__EXTENSIONS__"'
module_autogenargs['glib'] = autogenargs + ' CFLAGS="-D_XPG4_2 -D__EXTENSIONS__"'
#module_autogenargs['glib'] = autogenargs + ' CFLAGS="-std=c99 -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=600 -D__EXTENSIONS__"'
module_autogenargs['metacity'] = autogenargs + ' CFLAGS=-Wno-uninitialized'
module_autogenargs['gdm'] = autogenargs + ' CFLAGS=-Wno-uninitialized'
module_autogenargs['evolution'] = autogenargs + ' --with-cde-path=no'
module_autogenargs['gconf'] = autogenargs + ' --enable-defaults-service=no'
module_autogenargs['gconf-editor'] = autogenargs + ' --with-policykit=no'
# disable epiphany support until webkit builds
module_autogenargs['seahorse-plugins'] = autogenargs + ' --disable-epiphany'
# remove once fixed
module_autogenargs['zenity'] = autogenargs + ' LIBS=-lX11'
# remove once fixed
module_autogenargs['gnome-session'] = autogenargs + ' LIBS=-lXext'
# PolicyKit isn't ported to Solaris
# Solaris has its own versions of HAL and mozilla, a patched version of gamin
# and a crazy avahi wrapper for bonjour
skip = ['PolicyKit', 'hal', 'mozilla', 'gamin', 'avahi']

# On SMP systems you may use something like this to improve compilation time:
# be aware that not all modules compile correctly with make -j2
makeargs = '-j4'

# a alternative install program to use.
# The included install-check program won't update timestamps if the
# header hasn't changed
os.environ['INSTALL'] = os.path.expanduser('~/bin/install-check')

# Run the tests
makecheck = False

jhbuildbot_master = ''
jhbuildbot_password = 'XXXXX'

# include the compiler-specific settings
if 'JHBUILD_CC' in os.environ:
    include('/space/buildbot/.jhbuildrc-%s' % os.environ['JHBUILD_CC'])

There are compiler-specific options in .jhbuildrc-suncc and .jhbuildrc-gcc, which get imported using the JHBUILD_CC environment variable. This is because jhbuild buildbot doesn't support the --file argument (although it might support JHBUILDRC, rendering the cleverness above unnecessary):


checkoutroot = os.path.expanduser('~/checkout/gnome2')
# the prefix to configure/install modules to (must have write access)
prefix = '/space/buildbot/prefix'
buildscript = 'terminal'
jhbuildbot_slavename = 'opensol-gcc'


checkoutroot = os.path.expanduser('~/checkout/gnome2-suncc')
# the prefix to configure/install modules to (must have write access)
prefix = '/space/buildbot/prefix-suncc'
jhbuildbot_slavename = 'opensol-suncc'
# Sun Studio 12
os.environ['MAKE'] = 'gmake'
os.environ['CC'] = 'cc'
os.environ['CXX'] = 'CC'
os.environ['F77'] = 'f7

There are a few CSW packages ( installed - git 1.6 as SXCE only has 1.5, and doxygen is installed for libsigc++2.

GNU MP (in the bootstrap moduleset) builds 64-bit libraries by default, which then cannot be linked against the 32-bit binaries that the toolchain produces for EVERYTHING ELSE. This makes guile fail to configure. There is a module_autogenargs setting to override this (module_extra_env didn't seem to work).

There are sometimes spurious warnings "'variable' might be used uninitialized in this function" which become fatal thanks to -Werror that some modules enable when being built from version control. This is because we're using gcc 3.4 which has poor logic compared to more recent versions, so rather than wasting maintainers' time, just silence the warnings by putting -Wno-uninitialized in CFLAGS. may contain useful patches that should be pushed upstream.

Configuration procedure

Part 1: Configure jhbuild

manduba: ~> mkdir -p ~/checkout/gnome2
manduba: ~> cd ~/checkout/gnome2
manduba: ~/checkout/gnome2> svn co jhbuild
manduba: ~/checkout/gnome2> cd jhbuild
manduba: ~/checkout/gnome2/jhbuild> gmake -f Makefile.plain install-check CFLAGS='-DWITH_INSTALL=\"/usr/ucb/install\"'


manduba: ~/checkout/gnome2/jhbuild> gmake -f Makefile.plain
manduba: ~/checkout/gnome2/jhbuild> gmake -f Makefile.plain install

Create ~/.jhbuildrc as above.

To pick up standard version of gettext, libtool, automake-1.{4,7,8,9,10}, pkg-config, python, guile and waf,

manduba: ~> jhbuild bootstrap --ignore-system

Building gettext-0.17 on Solaris requires special arguments: which are added to jhbuild above. However, using the bootstrap version fixes errors on Solaris with "AM_NLS" Automake macros (the system gettext doesn't have them).

Part 2: Configure buildbot

jhbuild bot --setup

(more to come)

Current Issues

/!\ Current issues:

  • No SSL CA certs for wget, meaning Mozilla packages have to be manually downloaded
  • PolicyKit doesn't configure because when checking for PAM it tries to pass -l,as-needed which isn't supported by Solaris' ld(1). It also assumes that if using GCC, you're using GNU ld, which is not the case. Search for 'as-needed' to see the check. Filed as (hacks are in place to work around this, but the make fails later. Needs more investigation.)

  • A bunch of modules fail to build with this error:

/usr/include/sys/feature_tests.h:353:2: #error "Compiler or options invalid for pre-UNIX 03 X/Open applications and pre-2001 POSIX applications"

checking for gdbm_open in -lgdbm... no
checking gdbm.h usability... no
checking gdbm.h presence... no
checking for gdbm.h... no
configure: error: gdbm.h not found
  • This is because gdbm is not available as a SUNW package or in buildbot (only by CSW). Filed as - patching looks reasonably simple because use is confined to a single file.

  • libdaemon doesn't build because of a reference to _NSIG (instead of NSIG) in dfork.c - this is fixed in HEAD but not 0.13.
  • cairo 1.8.6 creates a messed up libtool:

/bin/bash ../libtool --tag=CC   --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I..  -I. -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/pixman-1       -I/usr/include/freetype2   -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include   -I/usr/include/libpng12   -D_REENTRANT -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANTICS -I/usr/X11/include   -D_REENTRANT -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANTICS -I/usr/X11/include     -Wall -Wextra -Wsign-compare -Werror-implicit-function-declaration -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Wnested-externs -Wpacked -Wswitch-enum -Wstrict-aliasing=2 -Winit-self -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wold-style-definition -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-long-long -Winline -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2              -g -O2 -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANTICS -MT cairo-atomic.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/cairo-atomic.Tpo -c -o cairo-atomic.lo cairo-atomic.c
../libtool: line 845: X--tag=CC: command not found
../libtool: line 878: libtool: ignoring unknown tag : command not found
../libtool: line 845: X--mode=compile: command not found
../libtool: line 1012: *** Warning: inferring the mode of operation is deprecated.: command not found
../libtool: line 1013: *** Future versions of Libtool will require --mode=MODE be specified.: command not found
../libtool: line 1156: Xgcc: command not found
../libtool: line 1156: X-DHAVE_CONFIG_H: command not found
../libtool: line 1156: X-I.: command not found
../libtool: line 1156: X-I..: command not found
  • each error occurs four times, and there's many more errors on line 1156. Copying the libtool from 1.8.4 works, but it'll be overwritten whenever is run. Needs futher investigation.
  • clutter-cairo could use a dependency on clutter, otherwise configure fails.
  • dbus 1.2.12 dies in configure (freedesktop bug 21545):

checking 32-bit integer type... configure: error: No 32-bit integer type found
  • for which OpenBSD have a fix: patch

  • gtkspell needs aspell or pspell, neither of which appear to have Solaris packages.
  • glade fails to build:

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -DG_LOG_DOMAIN=\"libglade\" -I.. -D_REENTRANT -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANTICS -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include/libxml2 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/atk-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/glib-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gtk-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/cairo -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/pango-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include/pixman-1 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12 -I/usr/X11/include -DGLADE_LIBDIR=\"/space/buildbot/prefix/lib\" -DGLADE_PREFIX=\"/space/buildbot/prefix\" -DG_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -DGDK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -DGDK_PIXBUF_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -DGNOME_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -g -O2 -Wall -std=c9x -MT glade-init.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/glade-init.Tpo -c glade-init.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/glade-init.o
In file included from /space/buildbot/prefix/include/glib-2.0/glib/gbacktrace.h:35,
                 from /space/buildbot/prefix/include/glib-2.0/glib.h:36,
                 from glade-init.c:27:
/usr/include/signal.h:219: error: syntax error before '*' token
  • gbacktrace.h including signal.h without also sys/select.h is the proximate cause. I suspect this is also fixable with the right -std= flag (ala the Compiler or options error above) or defining __XOPEN_OR_POSIX and (_XPG42 or _XPG6). Currently fixed with a local patch to gbacktrace.h in glib see .

{{{sysdeps.c:49: error: `GLIBTOP_SUID_PROC_WD' undeclared here (not in a function) sysdeps.c:50: error: `GLIBTOP_SUID_PROC_AFFINITY' undeclared here (not in a function)}}}

  • libsigc++ fails to build with

{{{SRCDIR=. TOP_SRCDIR=../.. doxygen Doxyfile /bin/bash: doxygen: command not found}}}

  • ptlib fails with

{{{g++ -DP_USE_PRAGMA -DPTRACING=1 -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/sfw/include -D_GNU_SOURCE=1 -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/SDL -Wall -fPIC -DPIC -DNDEBUG -xO3 -I/space/buildbot/checkout/gnome2/ptlib-2.5.2/include -DSOLARIS -Dinline=inline -felide-constructors -Wreorder -c ptlib/common/pluginmgr.cxx -o /space/buildbot/checkout/gnome2/ptlib-2.5.2/lib_solaris_sparc/obj/pluginmgr.o g++: language O3 not recognized}}}

checking netinet/ip.h usability... no
checking netinet/ip.h presence... yes
configure: WARNING: netinet/ip.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: netinet/ip.h:     check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: netinet/ip.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: netinet/ip.h:     section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: netinet/ip.h: proceeding with the preprocessor's result
configure: WARNING: netinet/ip.h: in the future, the compiler will take precedence
configure: WARNING:     ## ---------------------------------------- ##
configure: WARNING:     ## Report this to ##
configure: WARNING:     ## ---------------------------------------- ##

Compiling heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c
In file included from heimdal/../heimdal_build/vis.h:3,
                 from heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:83:
./heimdal/lib/roken/vis.hin:83:23: sys/cdefs.h: No such file or directory
In file included from heimdal/../heimdal_build/vis.h:3,
                 from heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:83:
./heimdal/lib/roken/vis.hin:86: error: syntax error before "char"
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:103: error: syntax error before "static"
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c: In function `do_svis':
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:229: error: `u_int32_t' undeclared (first use in this function)
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:229: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:229: error: for each function it appears in.)
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:229: error: syntax error before "u_char"
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:229: error: syntax error before ')' token
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:230: error: syntax error before "u_char"
heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c:230: error: syntax error before ')' token
The following command failed:
gcc -Iheimdal/../heimdal_build -Iheimdal/lib/roken -I../lib/socket_wrapper     -fPIC -I./include -I. -I./lib -I./../lib/replace -I./../lib/talloc -I./.. -D_SAMBA_BUILD_=4 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -c heimdal/lib/roken/vis.c -o heimdal/lib/roken/vis.o

Linking bin/asn1_compile
ld: fatal: symbol `flock' is multiply-defined:
        (file heimdal/../heimdal_build/replace.ho type=FUNC; file bin/mergedobj/heimdal_roken.o type=FUNC);
ld: fatal: File processing errors. No output written to bin/asn1_compile
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
  • system-tools-backends doesn't compile because Net-DBus' Makefile.PL unconditionally adds -Wall to CFLAGS which breaks because the system perl is compiled with Sun Studio. Reported as CPAN ticket 46218 and will require system-tools-backends to then update its local copy of Net-DBus.

  • clutter doesn't build - possibly lack of an OpenGL library? Best guess is it needs SUNWxorg-mesa, which is x86 only!

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../../.. -I../../.. -I../../../clutter -I../../../clutter/cogl -I../../../clutter/cogl/common -I../../../clutter/cogl/gl -I../../../clutter -I../../../clutter/cogl -D_REENTRANT -D_PTHREADS -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANTICS -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/pango-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/cairo -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/glib-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include/pixman-1 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12 -I/usr/X11/include -DCLUTTER_ENABLE_DEBUG -DG_DISABLE_CAST_CHECKS -g -Wall -g -O2 -MT cogl-fbo.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/cogl-fbo.Tpo -c cogl-fbo.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/cogl-fbo.o
cogl-fbo.c: In function `cogl_offscreen_new_to_texture':
cogl-fbo.c:100: error: `GL_RENDERBUFFER_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function)
cogl-fbo.c:100: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
cogl-fbo.c:100: error: for each function it appears in.)
cogl-fbo.c:101: error: `GL_STENCIL_INDEX8_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function)
cogl-fbo.c:108: error: `GL_FRAMEBUFFER_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function)
cogl-fbo.c:109: error: `GL_COLOR_ATTACHMENT0_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function)
cogl-fbo.c:111: error: `GL_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function)
cogl-fbo.c:118: error: `GL_FRAMEBUFFER_COMPLETE_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function)
cogl-fbo.c: In function `cogl_draw_buffer':
cogl-fbo.c:293: error: `GL_FRAMEBUFFER_EXT' undeclared (first use in this function
  • libgda doesn't build due to but this is worked around by disabling MySQL.

  • libvolume_id wants sys/inotify.h for inotify, which doesn't exist on anything except Linux. Perhaps see what the FreeBSD guys have done?
  • gamin wants FAM, which doesn't exist on Solaris. Sun have submitted a patch to use FEN but no-one cares (gamin is unmaintained?)

  • Fixing bugs in the PulseAudio HEAD requires libtool 2.2 or greater. guile will not build with libtool greater than 1.5.6. Yay. And make sure you do 'make uninstall' in the libtool2.2 directory before reinstall 1.5.6, otherwise random stuff breaks.

  • gtk+ tries to install manpages even when they're not built, see for patch

  • gvfs needs CFLAGS="-D_XPG4_2" to make CMSG_SPACE in <sys/socket.h> visible. Taken from

  • libnice also needs -D_XPG4_2 in CFLAGS for CMSG_SPACE, and a AC_SEARCH_LIBS([socket],[socket inet]) in, but also needs a newer libtool so testing this is a pain.
  • nautilus fails to compile because of warnings in eel being made errors by -Werror (bug 582711 :

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -DG_LOG_DOMAIN=\"Eel\" -I.. -D_REENTRANT -D_PTHREADS -DORBIT2=1 -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANTICS -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/glib-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gnome-desktop-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gtk-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/startup-notification-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/atk-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/cairo -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/pango-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include/pixman-1 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include/unique-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//include/dbus-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix//lib/dbus-1.0/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gail-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/gconf/2 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/orbit-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/libxml2 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12 -I/usr/X11/include -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/pango-1.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/include/glib-2.0 -I/space/buildbot/prefix/lib/glib-2.0/include -Wall -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes -Wnested-externs -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -Werror -Wstrict-aliasing=0 -DDATADIR=\"/space/buildbot/prefix/share\" -DSOURCE_DATADIR=\"../data\" -DGNOMELOCALEDIR=\"/space/buildbot/prefix/share/locale\" -DG_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -DGDK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -DGDK_PIXBUF_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -DGMENU_I_KNOW_THIS_IS_UNSTABLE -g -O2 -MT eel-background.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/eel-background.Tpo -c eel-background.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/eel-background.o
eel-background.c: In function `eel_background_receive_dropped_color'
eel-background.c:1050: warning: cast increases required alignment of target type
make[2]: *** [eel-background.lo] Error 1
  • gstreamer has a .po file that segfaults /usr/bin/gmsgfmt, but works with the older /opt/csw/bin/gmsgfmt (now symlinked in ~/bin) which reports:

/opt/csw/bin/gmsgfmt -c --statistics -o eu.po
/opt/csw/bin/gmsgfmt: eu.po: warning: PO file header fuzzy
                             warning: older versions of msgfmt will give an error on this
  • however this older gmsgfmt fails on gtk+, so the symlink has been removed for the moment.
  • zenity fails with a linking error because it uses X functions without -lX11 (this works on Linux because gtk+ links to X11, but Solaris is stricter). Already reported as bug 559638.

  • gnome-session has a similar problem, but with Xext functions and -lXext (bug 583618).

  • Cheese fails because it needs HAL >= 0.5.9 but SXCE b101 only has HAL 0.5.8.

  • WebKit needs icu-config, which will come when Sun integrates PSARC/2009/129 - keep an eye on for this.

  • gnome-control-center thinks it has a libslab directory, but there isn't one in the git repository, bug 583158. See discussion on gnomecc-list.

  • gdm fails to build becase HOST_NAME_MAX doesn't exist on Solaris - already reported as bug 580676.

  • pygtksourceview's has a GNU find predicate that's no longer needed since conversion from CVS (bug 583217).

  • seahorse-plugins needs gpgme - the version from Blastwave can't be used as it has its own libgpg-error that conflicts with the jhbuilt version.

Compiling with Sun Studio

Sun Studio 12 is preferentially used by Sun for compiling GNOME in Solaris, and provides another layer of error detection, e.g. void functions that return values. It's installed into /opt/SUNWspro and /opt/SUNWspro/bin is added to PATH.

Skip guile in the bootstrap as it doesn't compile and isn't used by much; Sun don't even ship it:

manduba: ~> JHBUILD_CC=suncc jhbuild bootstrap --skip guile --ignore-system

Issues only affecting Sun Studio

  • glib fails becaues g_socket_control_message_serialize in gio/gsocketcontrolmessage.c is defined as void but returns a value (bug 583408)

Bugs fixed

We've reported a bunch of bugs, and some have been fixed: