Travis CI timeouts for MacPorts builds

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Sep 7 14:38:02 UTC 2020

> On Sep 7, 2020, at 08:50, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Sep 2020 at 10:46, Ralph Seichter wrote:
>> I fail to remember the last time one of my builds successfully passed
>> Travis CI. All I see are timeouts [1]. Other peoples' jobs apparently
>> make it through Travis OK, so I wander what I can do to increase my
>> chances?
> By far the best thing would be to implement the functionality that
> would allow firing up a clean VM, do the build, close the VM & destroy
> it, and run this on our own buildbot workers.
> This requires both manpower to implement the functionality as well as
> additional hardware resources to run the builds.
> If we solve the first part, I guess we should be able to solve the
> second one as well.
> If you volunteer to do some research / work in this area ... that
> would likely be the most significant step in "increasing your chances"
> ... probably up to 100% for the ports that have no chance in building
> in < 50 minutes on a super slow hardware owned by Travis :)

I feel that the Azure Pipelines are already giving us good results on current systems, and we could probably turn off the Travis builds for the systems that Azure also covers.

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