Date Tags Debian

OK, I know contrib and non-free aren't popular topics to many but I've had to sort out some simple CI for such contributions and I thought it best to document how to get it working. You will need access to the GitLab Settings for the project in Salsa - or ask someone to add some CI/CD variables on your behalf. (If CI isn't running at all, the settings will need to be modified to enable debian/salsa-ci.yml first, in the same way as packages in main).

The default Salsa config (debian/salsa-ci.yml) won't get a passing build for packages in contrib or non-free:

# For more information on what jobs are run see:
# https://salsa.debian.org/salsa-ci-team/pipeline
#
---
include:
  - https://salsa.debian.org/salsa-ci-team/pipeline/raw/master/salsa-ci.yml
  - https://salsa.debian.org/salsa-ci-team/pipeline/raw/master/pipeline-jobs.yml

Variables need to be added. piuparts can use the extra contrib and non-free components directly from these variables.

variables:
   RELEASE: 'unstable'
   SALSA_CI_COMPONENTS: 'main contrib non-free'

Many packages in contrib and non-free only support amd64 - so the i386 build job needs to be removed from the pipeline by extending the variables dictionary:

variables:
   RELEASE: 'unstable'
   SALSA_CI_COMPONENTS: 'main contrib non-free'
   SALSA_CI_DISABLE_BUILD_PACKAGE_I386: 1

The extra step is to add the apt source file variable to the CI/CD settings for the project.

The CI/CD settings are at a URL like:

https://salsa.debian.org/<team>/<project>/-/settings/ci_cd

Expand the section on Variables and add a <b>File</b> type variable:

Key: SALSA_CI_EXTRA_REPOSITORY

Value: deb https://deb.debian.org/debian/ sid contrib non-free

The pipeline will run at the next push - alternatively, the CI/CD pipelines page has a "Run Pipeline" button. The settings added to the main CI/CD settings will be applied, so there is no need to add a variable at this stage. (This can be used to test the variables themselves but only with manually triggered CI pipelines.)

For more information and additional settings (for example disabling or allowing certain jobs to fail), check https://salsa.debian.org/salsa-ci-team/pipeline