How to get dependencies into freebsd ci?

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sat Sep 16 21:00:37 BST 2023

On Sun, Sep 17, 2023 at 3:16 AM Milian Wolff <mail at> wrote:

> Hey all,

Hi Milian,

> While looking at the kate CI setup, I saw that it gets build on freebsd. I
> would like to get that coverage too for heaptrack, but when I try to add
> freebsd.yml
> Then heaptrack fails to find the elfutils dependency. This works on linux,
> but
> I have zero clue how that is done.
> Can I add dependencies covered by `craft` to `.kde-ci.yml`?

Dependencies are managed in different ways depending on the platform in

For Linux, Android and Windows builds, this starts with a Docker image that
can be found at
You can have dependencies added to those by filing a merge request against
that repository.

As you'll see, in the case of Linux we source just about everything from
the distro package manager (in our case, it's SUSE Tumbleweed).
For Android and Windows, the majority of the dependencies come from Craft.

FreeBSD is the exception to all of this, as those builders are fixed
permanent machines rather than ephemeral containers that are only around
for a single build.
For these, please file a Sysadmin ticket.

> Where can I find documentation on what to put in there? Furthermore, is
> there
> some best practices when it comes to CI configuration for KDE projects? By
> chance I found
> Static_Code_Analysis which is interesting - is there more like it
> somewhere?

I'm afraid we've not done a terribly good job at documenting things,
however if you are using the templates available at
then i'd refer you to
for the options that the system supports. Note that these aren't used by
the craft-* or flatpak templates as those are CD jobs rather than CI jobs.

The Static Code Analysis job referred to there is based on legacy Jenkins
infrastructure which has been shutdown and it therefore will no longer
function, however the new system provides analysis jobs that work with
cppcheck to provide similar functionality if enabled.


> Thanks
> --
> Milian Wolff
> mail at
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