Re: [PHP-DEV] Build instructions for Ubuntu 18.04 (and other systems)

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September 15, 2019 20:53 carusogabriel34@gmail.com (Gabriel Caruso)
Hello Dik

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019, 22:42 Dik Takken takken@xs4all.nl> wrote:

> On 15-09-19 20:49, Nikita Popov wrote: > > > > Anyone interested in doing this? > > > > Hi Nikita, > > May I suggest to provide instructions to build using Docker? This has a > number of advantages: > > * Same instructions will work on Linux, MacOS and Windows > * No need to install build dependencies on your host > * Spin up a MySQL container by running 'docker run mysql:version' > > I took this route a while ago when I needed to setup a dev environment > and it works nicely. I could do a write-up of this route if desired. > > Part of the instructions could be cast into a Docker image that can be > published on Github and Docker Hub. This image could even have the > command to run the tests baked into the image itself. Then, anyone can > just run > > docker run php-tests:7.4 > > to build the sources and run the tests. For development you can mount > your local git clone in the container. > > Regards, > Dik Takken > > -- > PHP Internals - PHP Runtime Development Mailing List > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php
The main problem with Docker and php-src is that we need to touch the OS in order to make sure the new features and bugfixes will be compatible. Docker create a layer on top of that, right? Best regards,
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September 15, 2019 21:21 d.takken@xs4all.nl (Dik Takken)
On 15-09-19 22:53, Gabriel Caruso wrote:
> > > The main problem with Docker and php-src is that we need to touch the OS in > order to make sure the new features and bugfixes will be compatible. > > Docker create a layer on top of that, right? >
Correct. Honestly I was not considering the use case of testing interactions with OS-specific features as one might do using a CI/CD setup. Providing instructions that will work for every supported target environment is not an easy thing to do. I was thinking about the use case of local development where the developer needs to build the sources on whatever OS he / she happens to be using. Then, Docker makes much more sense as it provides a single consistent environment that will work the same way for anyone.
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September 15, 2019 21:43 marandall@php.net (Mark Randall)
On 15/09/2019 21:53, Gabriel Caruso wrote:
> The main problem with Docker and php-src is that we need to touch the OS in > order to make sure the new features and bugfixes will be compatible.
What in particular needs to be adjusted at OS level to make testing work? If there's a list we can probably find a way around it, at least when running containerised. Are you referring to installing shared libraries on the host? -- Mark Randall