Yes the scripts creating the server manage plugin installations too,
but it's absolutely fine to install them manually to play with them,
and add them to the script later when you're convinced you want to
To make sure a plugin is automatically installed when re-running the
machine creation script it should be added to this list:
(this doesn't include configuration of the plugin: just the name)
This section is about operating system packages we want installed (like po2xml):
that's the most simple part; exploring around the ci.hibernate.org
project you can find any other configuration file you might want
like the Maven settings file:
or the Jenkins startup configuration:
Jenkins pluging configuration files:
and so on, like SSH keys and Apache HTTPD configuration, additional
HTTPD modules to enable, etc..
The repository doesn't contain yet the pull request configuration and
things like Twitter or IRC plugin configurations, and so if I had to
rebuild the server now I'd have to reconfigure those manually. I'd
like to automate those too but the effort balance of automating vs.
redoing the work isn't too compelling as I still don't know how to
hide the private tokens and passwords which these "latest touches"
Another way to secure the content of the machine is that I'm taking
disk snapshots on S3, so restoring state is possible from S3 too,
which implies that storing all details in the scrips is a nice
convenience but not particularly critical as there is no risk os
losing that work anyway. If you do particularly lenghty tasks just let
me know so I'll take some snapshots after you're satisfied with the
progress.. or we can even take a snapshot before some operation if you
think it's risky: rebuilding a new machine from such a snapshot is a
breeze, so have no fear to experiment as you prefer: worst case the
service will be down a couple of hours.
On 29 April 2013 23:02, Steve Ebersole <steve(a)hibernate.org> wrote:
Curious what the approach is for applying plugins on
IIRC Sanne you were wanting to script creation of these servers. Did
that include plugins as well?
I just installed the Gravatar plugin. Was thinking about applying some
others, but then I remember (vaguely) about this scripting. Just wanted
to make sure before I added more.
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