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Re: concerns about Salsa

Bastian Blank writes ("Re: concerns about Salsa"):
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 12:54:32PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Salsa is hardly the first Debian production service to not be running
> > the packaged version of its primary application, and it won't be the
> > last.  ftp.debian.org isn't running the packaged version of dak.
> Running packaged versions also means that only the system admins can
> actually update the code.  However they don't want to run the services.
> Until we have user-installable packages, this won't change.

These are amongst the reasons I chose the same strategy for my dgit
git server service.

> > However, I hope it's not running vendor-provided binaries.  That would
> > be quite poor IMO and a big departure from our normal practice.  Are
> > you sure that that is the case ?
> GitLab and all the associated stuff is pulled from git repositories and
> built on the system.
> You can find out how everything is done in our repository with Ansible
> stuff at https://salsa.debian.org/salsa/salsa-ansible.  If you know a
> better way to do something, just send patches the usual way.

Thanks.  That seems like a good approach in general.

>  However, we actually pull in some external binaries, for node, yarn
> and go.

That's unfortunate.  I'm not sure I have the skills or tuits to help
fix it, though :-/.


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