Hints around building, testing and using the new NSS code layout, which involves separate HG (Mercurial) repositories for NSPR and NSS.
Create a file in your home directory, named .hgrc with the follwing contents, in order to set your preferred 3-way merge tool, your name and email, your preferred diff options, the style of diff/patch output, tell the log command to follow moves, and to enable to mq and rebase extensions:
[ui] merge = kdiff3 username = YOURNAME <YOUREMAIL> [defaults] diff=-U 8 -p qdiff=-U 8 log = -f [diff] git = 1 nodates = 1 showfunc=true [merge-tools] kdiff3.args = $base $local $other -o $output [extensions] hgext.mq = rebase =
Prepare a new directory, which will be the common parent directory for multiple trees. Then use multiple commands for the initial checkout code.
mkdir workarea cd workarea hg clone https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/nspr hg clone https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/nss # optional: get jss hg clone https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/jss
In order to build both NSPR and NSS in one step, set the usual environment variables, e.g. BUILD_OPT to empty or 1, USE_64 to empty or 1, OS_TARGET to empty or WIN95, etc. (If you're building JSS (java) also set JAVA_HOME.)
cd workarea/nss make nss_build_all # optional: jss cd workarea/jss make
During build, the object files created by the compiler will be created inside the nspr and nss directories. (We use a .hgignore file in each repository to tell hg to ignore them, so that hg commands like "hg stat" will not show them.)
The distribution files and the tests_results files will be created one level above the nspr/nss repositories, inside the workarea:
ls workarea/dist ls workarea/tests_results
(At a later time, we could change the buildsystem to create all output files outside of the nspr/nss directories, too. However, given that we can use .hgignore, that's not a high priority.)
Ensure you still have the environment variables used during the build. If necessary, set the HOST and DOMSUF variables and run:
cd workarea/nss/tests ./all.sh
# optional: jss cd workarea/jss export PLATFORM=`make platform` export DISTDIR=`pwd`/../dist cd org/mozilla/jss/tests perl all.pl dist $DISTDIR/$PLATFORM
In order to retrieve new updates from the central HG repository, you can use
hg pull -u
in each of the subdirectories that you have cloned. However, for two reasons it's helpful to use a small script that can be placed into your workarea directory:
- it's inconvenient running the command multiple times in each subdirectory
- it's likely that you'll sooner or later appreciate the MQ extension, which enables you to work with queues of patches.
You could create a file workarea/fetch.sh with the following contents:
cd nspr QAP=`hg qapplied | wc -l` if [ "$QAP" -ne "0" ] ; then echo "You have mq patches applied! Better qpop them before fetching, to avoid chaos!!! Exiting." exit 0 fi cd .. cd nss QAP=`hg qapplied | wc -l` if [ "$QAP" -ne "0" ] ; then echo "You have mq patches applied! Better qpop them before fetching, to avoid chaos!!! Exiting." exit 0 fi cd .. # remove if you don't use jss cd jss QAP=`hg qapplied | wc -l` if [ "$QAP" -ne "0" ] ; then echo "You have mq patches applied! Better qpop them before fetching, to avoid chaos!!! Exiting." exit 0 fi cd .. echo "no mq patches applied, proceeding..." cd nspr hg pull -u -v | tee ../pull-nspr.log cd .. cd nss hg pull -u -v | tee ../pull-nss.log cd .. # remove if you don't use jss cd jss hg pull -u -v | tee ../pull-jss.log cd ..
Before you can push your commits back to the central repository, you must manually configure (once) the .hg/hgrc file inside each repository. While you have cloned using https, and you will pull updates using https, you will push using ssh.
Remember to replace firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address that is used for your account at hg.mozilla.org
[paths] default = https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/nspr/ default-push = ssh://email@example.com@hg.mozilla.org/projects/nspr/
[paths] default = https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/nss/ default-push = ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org@hg.mozilla.org/projects/nss/
[paths] default = https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/jss/ default-push = ssh://email@example.com@hg.mozilla.org/projects/jss/
If you'd like to use a playground for experimental and learning purposes:
mkdir playground cd playground hg clone http://nss-crypto.org/hg/nspr-playground/ nspr hg clone http://nss-crypto.org/hg/nss-playground/ nss
Contact kaie if you would like write access.
If not yet present, create a file named .hgignore inside each repository, with the following contents:
syntax: glob *~ *OPT.OBJ/* *DBG.OBJ/* *DBG.OBJD/*
- If you are used to CVS and are learning HG see: NSS:UsingHG
- Mozilla specific FAQs: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mercurial_FAQ
- General information about HG: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/CvsConcepts