A small and light tool to help with FreeBSD Ports CI (Continuous Integration).
Caronade will automatically create build jobs using poudriere and
portlint whenever you push changes to your Git based ports repository.
- Simple to setup and maintain
- GitHub and Gitea integration (Webhooks, Status API)
- Poudriere support for building
- Portlint support to verify port files
- Webserver for logfiles with HTTP/HTTPS support
Caronade has an embedded HTTP(S) server which can receive Webhooks and
shows your build status and build logs. It will execute a Makefile which
runs the poudriere build so it expects that you have poudriere running
successfully on the same machine. Each poudriere jail needs to have his
own portstree to be able to run jobs in parallel.
- git repository (GitHub or Gitea) with your ports
- poudriere on ZFS
- caronade needs to be reachable from the Internet
There is a FreeBSD port available as
pkg install caronade
/usr/local/etc/caronade/caronade.yaml as needed.
GitHub Setup: Webhook
Create a new repository which only contains your ports (avoid forking the
full FreeBSD portstree) on GitHub.
A webhook needs to be created which does a HTTP POST request to your caronade
Create the webhook from the repository webinterface
github: repository settings -> webhooks -> add webhook
payload url: baseurl from caronade
content type: application/json
secret: same as below
events: Just the push event
Test the webhook by pushing a commit to the repository.
GitHub Setup: Status API (optional)
If you want caronade to integrate into the GitHub Webinterface for your
repository then you need to create an GitHub API Token for that.
github: user settings -> developer settings -> personal access tokens -> repo:status
The token and API URL needs to be set in
Caronade parses the commit message and expects all commit messages to start
category/portname which it will use to generate build jobs. If the
commit message contains a line
CI: yes|no build jobs will be generated for
all or no queues. Per default if no such line is found build jobs are
generated for all queues specified in
FreeBSD Ports are a great
and huge collection of 3rd party sofware. For people working with ports it is very
monotonic to do a lot of build testing to verify that your changes/new port builds
fine in many different combinations (FreeBSD versions, architectures, Port options etc.).
Caronade does the testing for you while you continue with your work.
Is this redports?
Redports was an attempt to run a fully hosted FreeBSD Ports building
service for everyone. Sadly it was also very complex, hard to maintain
and time consuming to operate which is why it was discontinued after a
Caronade is an attempt to build a similar tool but as simple as possible
and for your own poudriere machine. So caronade is not a fully hosted