Package Details: sentry 8.4.1-2

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Package Base: sentry
Description: Python-based realtime logging and aggregation server.
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: zancarius
Maintainer: zancarius
Last Packager: zancarius
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.211047
First Submitted: 2012-11-04 17:15
Last Updated: 2016-05-26 05:31

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zancarius commented on 2016-05-25 21:51

@Ahti333: If you could, here's a PKGBUILD containing the split package [1]. I'm not entirely sure if the dependencies are correct or if this will work with dsym support enabled. It should, but I have no means of testing it at this point in time.

You'll need the supporting files as well (sentry.install, sentry.service, sentry-celery.service).

I hope this is more in line with what you had in mind, though it does involve some rather ugly copying of libraries for the sentry-dsym package.

Also, I haven't test-built this from a clean container. If I'm missing a dependency, please share.


zancarius commented on 2016-05-24 22:59

I've posted an issue on my GitHub repo for this PKGBUILD [1]. I won't push a new version of this package until I get a little extra input from some of Sentry's known users who have contributed in the past to improving this PKGBUILD, until a new version is released, or until a week's time has expired with no further input.

My reason for delaying this is to avoid interfering too badly with other users in the event they have automated building/deployment of Sentry, and this is a bit of a big-ish change to the PKGBUILD that may violate the principle of least surprise.


zancarius commented on 2016-05-24 20:34

Okay, LLVM will have to be a dependency during build. makedepends can't be overridden in a split package.

zancarius commented on 2016-05-24 20:30

I should add that this would be easier to fix if I weren't so stupid and decided a long time ago to switch Sentry to build from PyPI directly via pip instead of downloading the package and running Unfortunately, the old way meant having to track down a half dozen maintainers on the AUR just to keep their PKGBUILDs in sync with Sentry's dependencies (or patching if they were ahead), and it was entirely too much work. Using `pip install` from the PKGBUILD is the path of least resistance, and much easier, but leads us to this trouble where we can't simply use optdepends to install, say, symsynd by itself into the global site-packages (maybe we could, but we'd have to edit the behavior of the virtualenv).

I think I like your suggestion (split packages) better than struggling to fit optdepends into this without reverting back to the Old Painful Way™ of doing things.

zancarius commented on 2016-05-24 20:25

A split PKGBUILD might be the way to go since I'm not terribly fond of maintaining a separate package just for dsym support (but it's doable). The only caveat being that we essentially have two choices: 1) Create a split package that builds Sentry twice (one with dsym support via dsym_requires) or 2) create a split package that just installs the required modules (symsynd and friends). The former means build times would take twice as long, but we wouldn't have to worry about copying the right dependencies. The latter means we would have to do a little extra work, but it could be built as a separate kind of "extension" package, for lack of a better term.

I *think* #2 should be possible (and I'd rather go that route) since I don't believe pip stores a registry anywhere like easy_install used to do, and the virtualenvs just change sys.path to point to the new site-packages directory. Thus, as long as we can stuff dependencies into Sentry's site-packages, we should be good--with the added bonus that it'll be tracked by pacman's database.

Now, AFAIK, split packages should allow us to add a separate makedepends per package, thus keeping LLVM local to sentry-dsym (for example). Unfortunately, I'm not completely sure if there is a way to tell makepkg which packages to build by default, or if there is a way to selectively pick and choose what we want to build without having to edit the downloaded PKGBUILD, because otherwise it'll build everything listed in the pkgname array (and would require everyone to suddenly install LLVM if they weren't aware of this). I *thought* I've used an interactive build tool that let me pick packages, but I seem to be remembering this wrong. makepkg(8) doesn't seem to hint at anything we could use.

I'll do some research to see what our options are, and if you or anyone else would like to pitch in, let's see what we can do that might alleviate forcing LLVM on people who don't want to build a sentry-dsym package while keeping it as simple as possible for people who need dsym support.

Ahti333 commented on 2016-05-24 19:48

Yep, that's pretty much what I'm using locally right now.

I'm not very experienced with makepkg, but there is a way to create multiple packages after building things (see for an example), so it may be possible to build sentry with dsym support and then seperate the built tree into two separate packages (core sentry and dsym plugin). I don't know wether that would be easy to do with the way pip works.

zancarius commented on 2016-05-24 19:03

I'm reluctant to change the current package to enforce dsym_requires on existing installs, but I also can't see an easy way to add this as a "smaller" package (think plugin) as installing symsynd into a separate virtualenv and attempting to merge it into the existing Sentry path would be too painful. So, the only way to accommodate both sides might be to create a separate package. Were you thinking of something like this?

Ahti333 commented on 2016-05-24 18:30

The current PKGBUILD does not build a sentry capable of symbolicating backtraces (at least those sent by iOS devices).

To fix this, we'd need to change the pip command to install "sentry[dsym]==${pkgver}" instead of "sentry==${pkgver}". We'd also need to add a runtime dependency on llvm, since it contains `llvm-symbolizer` which is needed.

I don't know wether it might be worth it to break this out into a separate package, since the llvm dependency is 115mb installed size.

Any thoughts?

zancarius commented on 2016-05-15 06:00

I'll update this shortly. If it doesn't make it out with a new pkgrel, it'll most likely make it in the next version bump.


Ahti333 commented on 2016-05-15 05:57

the sentry binary help states that `sentry start` is deprecated in favour of `sentry run`, so sentry.service should probably be adapted.

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