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Scm Plugin

This plugin provides integration to Scm systems (Git, Svn...).

This module does not use the plugin infrastructure of Mock, it is provided as a standalone package instead, mock-scm, so we dare to call it plugin.


In your config file insert the following lines:

   config_opts['scm'] = True
   config_opts['scm_opts']['method'] = 'git'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['cvs_get'] = 'cvs -d /srv/cvs co SCM_BRN SCM_PKG'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['git_get'] = 'git clone --depth 1 SCM_BRN git://localhost/SCM_PKG.git SCM_PKG'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['svn_get'] = 'svn co file:///srv/svn/SCM_PKG/SCM_BRN SCM_PKG'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['spec'] = 'SCM_PKG.spec'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['ext_src_dir'] = '/dev/null'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['write_tar'] = True
   config_opts['scm_opts']['git_timestamps'] = True
   config_opts['scm_opts']['exclude_vcs'] = True
   config_opts['scm_opts']['package'] = 'mypkg'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['branch'] = 'master'

While you can specify this in configuration file, this is less flexible and you may rather use command line options. E.g. config_opts['scm_opts']['method'] = 'git' is the same as --scm-option method=git or config_opts['scm_opts']['branch'] = 'master' is the same as --scm-option branch=master.

Tar file

When either write_tar is set to True or /var/lib/mock/<chroot>/root/builddir/build/SOURCES/ contains .write_tar. Mock will create tar file from whole SVN repo. This is what you probably want to. Otherwise you have to manually create the tar file and put it there yourself before you run mock command.

Extension and compression method is chosen automatically according your Source line in spec file. Therefore if there is:


then mock will create tar file with .tar.xz extension and compressed by xz. Similarly if you choose .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 or any other known extension.


When git_timestamps is set to True, then modification time of each file in GIT is altered to datetime of last commit relevant to each file. This option is available only to Git method and not for others.


When exclude-vcs is set to True, then --exclude-vcs option is passed to tar command.


When your source (or patch) file does not exist in /var/lib/mock/<chroot>/root/builddir/build/SOURCES/ directory then it is looked up in ext_src_dir and copy there.


In this example, mock will clone master branch of and use ./rpmconf.spec in that directory to build rpm package:

   mock -r fedora-22-x86_64 --scm-enable --scm-option method=git --scm-option package=rpmconf --scm-option git_get=set --scm-option spec=rpmconf.spec \
      --scm-option branch=master --scm-option write_tar=True --scm-option git_get='git clone'

Or you can:

   cp /etc/mock/fedora-22-x86_64.cfg ./my-config.cfg
   vi ./my-config.cfg

put there those lines:

   config_opts['scm'] = True
   config_opts['scm_opts']['method'] = 'git'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['git_get'] = 'git clone'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['spec'] = 'rpmconf.spec'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['write_tar'] = True
   config_opts['scm_opts']['package'] = 'rpmconf'
   config_opts['scm_opts']['branch'] = 'master'

and then just call

   mock -r ./my-config.cfg