Package Details: github-actions-bin 2.317.0-1

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Package Base: github-actions-bin
Description: GitHub Actions self-hosted runner tools.
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: github-actions
Provides: github-actions
Submitter: ioquatix
Maintainer: petronny (ioquatix, AutoUpdateBot)
Last Packager: AutoUpdateBot
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2020-04-01 04:25 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-05-31 07:59 (UTC)

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petronny commented on 2022-09-28 08:29 (UTC)

Prebuilt binaries of this package can be found in arch4edu.

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jagot commented on 2023-10-23 07:25 (UTC)

@Mike616 (and anyone else wondering)

To configure the runner, run as user github-actions:

$ cd /var/lib/github-actions

$ sudo -u github-actions ./config --url --token AAA...

$ sudo systemctl enable github-actions.service

$ sudo systemctl start github-actions.service

You found the token you need to use under

petronny commented on 2023-08-23 07:31 (UTC)

@loathingkernel Thanks. Fixed.

loathingkernel commented on 2023-08-23 07:26 (UTC) (edited on 2023-08-23 07:27 (UTC) by loathingkernel)

Please, don't do this


I get that it works and it's cool, but it's bad to break standardized procedures. pre_remove and post_remove should go into their own <something>.install file. There is no guarantee that there won't ever be a name overlap between the functions defined in a PKGBUILD and an .install file

Mike616 commented on 2022-11-11 00:20 (UTC)

What's the correct process for installing this? After installation, I tried to run /var/lib/github-actions/ but it fails because my user doesn't have write perms for the directory. It also won't let me run with sudo so I chown root:wheel -R /var/lib/github-actions. I was able to configure but systemctl start github-actions.service fails because:

Unhandled exception. System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path '/var/lib/github-actions/_diag/Runner_20221111-001156-utc.log' is denied.

This file doesn't exist but the directory has 775 and is owned by root:wheel. What do I need to do to fix it?

petronny commented on 2022-09-29 07:47 (UTC) (edited on 2022-09-29 07:48 (UTC) by petronny)

I am currently not sure of the exact sequence of events that leads to the error.

I think it should be:

  1. Installing this package at 2.296.1, which installs bin for root:root.
  2. The auto-updater upgrades the runtime to a new version, 2.296.2 for example. It will move bin to bin.2.296.1, download and create bin.2.296.2, and create bin as a symlink to bin.2.296.2. So bin.2.296.1 is owned by root:root.
  3. Somehow, the runtime thinks it's at 2.296.1 again. It could be done by reinstall this package at 2.296.1.
  4. Then the auto-updater will try move bin to bin.2.296.1 again and give the error.

bidskii commented on 2022-09-28 22:31 (UTC)

@petronny I am currently not sure of the exact sequence of events that leads to the error. Usually we discover the issue after a reboot (which is typically, but not always, preceded by a system update).

Not sure why we would already have /var/lib/github-actions/bin.2.296.1/ in our system? There are only 2 places it could have come from, (1) the auto-updater, or (2) upgrading this package, and I would not expect either of those two actions to result in an error such as this.

petronny commented on 2022-09-28 08:29 (UTC)

Prebuilt binaries of this package can be found in arch4edu.

petronny commented on 2022-09-28 08:15 (UTC) (edited on 2022-09-28 08:24 (UTC) by petronny)

@bidskii I don't think we should recursively change the permission if it's not a fresh install. But recursively changing the permission for bin and external is ok.

And you are getting that error because you already have /var/lib/github-actions/bin.2.296.1/ in your system. So it's trying to move bin/ under bin.2.296.1 instead of renaming bin. Remove that folder (also external.2.296.1) should fix the error.

bidskii commented on 2022-09-27 05:58 (UTC)

I am experiencing an issue where the auto-updater is failing to update with a log that looks like this

$ cat /var/lib/github-actions/_diag/SelfUpdate-20220927-053658.log.failed
[2022-09-27 15:36:58-2214] --------whoami--------
[2022-09-27 15:36:58-2235] --------whoami--------
[2022-09-27 15:36:58-2245] Waiting for Runner.Listener (3906403) to complete
[2022-09-27 15:36:58-2254] Process 3906403 still running
[2022-09-27 15:37:00-0014] Process 3906403 finished running
[2022-09-27 15:37:00-0022] Sleep 1 more second to make sure process exited
[2022-09-27 15:37:01-0011] move /var/lib/github-actions/bin /var/lib/github-actions/bin.2.296.1
mv: cannot move '/var/lib/github-actions/bin' to '/var/lib/github-actions/bin.2.296.1/bin': Permission denied
[2022-09-27 15:37:01-0029] Can't move /var/lib/github-actions/bin to /var/lib/github-actions/bin.2.296.1

Having a look at the ownership of some of the files/folders in /var/lib/github-actions some things have a user and group of root:root.

If I am not mistaken, the github-actions.tmpfiles is meant to be helping to control the ownership of the /var/lib/github-actions folder, but should it not be doing this recursively? i.e. should github-actions.tmpfiles not look like this? (note the capital Z)

Z /var/lib/github-actions 0775 root github-actions

ioquatix commented on 2021-04-28 06:28 (UTC)

I tried to update the package but we cannot push packages which contain subdirectories. I asked in the forum if we can find an answer to this: