Reading/Web/Pixie.py rebase tool

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Setup[edit]

  • Setup a Gerrit account on wikitech and setup a labs instance
  • On the labs instance clone the repo that makes use of a build step e.g. Popups extension
  • Upgrade npm to 6
    • Install nvm
    • nvm install 6.11.0
      nvm use
      x ~/git/rebasebot $ node -v
      v6.11.0
      
  • Install git review (I recommend via the pip method on Linux)
    • Setup gerrit branch making sure you use ssh
      git remote add gerrit ssh://<username>@gerrit.wikimedia.org:29418/<project>.git
      git remote set-url gerrit ssh://<username>@gerrit.wikimedia.org:29418/<project>.git
      
    • Before going any further ensure you can run `git commit && git review` without errors.
      touch x.test
      git add x.test
      git commit
      git review
      
      In some repos you may find you need to add composer support for the precommit hook
      sudo php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/bin --filename=composer
      composer install
      # possibly needed
      # sudo apt-get install php-mbstring
      # sudo apt-get install php-xml
      

    • If your labs instance differs from your Gerrit username edit ~/.ssh/config
    • Make sure your public key is valid for running:
      ssh -p 29418 gerrit.wikimedia.org gerrit stream-events
      
  • If in doubt, find your bot's username here: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/settings/
  • You may need to update your bot's git email address via
    git config --global user.email "john@doe.org"
    
  • If calling
    ssh -p 29418 gerrit.wikimedia.org gerrit stream-events
    
    reports "Capability streamEvents is required to access this resource" you'll need to get added to the correct Gerrit group by release engineering (use irc).

Running[edit]

  • Clone pixies.py on your labs instance
  • Save the following in a sh file e.g. up_pixie.sh
export PIXIES_HOME=/home/pixies/
cd $PIXIES_HOME/barrybot/Popups #this is the repo you want to auto-rebase for
screen -c $PIXIES_HOME/pixies.conf -dmSL pixie $PIXIES_HOME/barrybot/pixies.py --project mediawiki/extensions/Popups
  • Cross fingers!

In action[edit]

If set up correctly:

  • Play Debaser by the pixies (adds to the magical effect)
  • Go to a patch in the repo you just setup your bot for that has a rebase conflict that Gerrit cannot take care of.
  • Either +2 it or comment with "rebase" (a bit like "recheck" for Jenkins)
  • Watch the magic unfold.

Rebooting[edit]

An instance runs on reading-web-staging-3.eqiad.org under the pixies username. After sshing in there

Reboot:

sudo su mwvagrant
cd /home/pixies/
cd barrybot/
# check manually that the git repo is in a healthy state
cd /home/pixies/
./up_pixie.sh # this launches a `screen` where Barry will watch for rebase commands

Folder structure[edit]

Folder structure is

  • barrybot
    • pixies.py
    • Popups <working git repo to be targeted with git review setup>
  • pixies.conf
  • up_pixie.sh

up_pixie.sh:

cd $HOME/barrybot/Popups #this is the repo you want to auto-rebase for
screen -c $HOME/pixies.conf -dmSL pixie $HOME/barrybot/pixies.py --project mediawiki/extensions/Popups

pixies.conf:

logfile pixiep.log
logfile flush 1
log on
logtstamp after 1
logtstamp string "[ %t: %Y-%m-%d %c:%s ]\012"
logtstamp on

Debugging[edit]

  • Debugging information is passed to pixies.log
  • The bot should comment shortly after your rebase command with a "message received master!" to tell you that it's attempting to grant your request or reject swiftly if not possible.