How to get dependencies into freebsd ci?

Milian Wolff mail at
Sat Sep 16 21:08:46 BST 2023

On Samstag, 16. September 2023 22:00:37 CEST Ben Cooksley wrote:
> 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
> question.
> 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
> ml?ref_type=heads 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.

Thanks. Where can I find out what these options actually do? `force-inject-
asan` sounds interesting.

Generally, is it possible to compile and run tests with asan enabled - ideally 
configured through a CMakePreset?

> 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.

So the wiki page is obsolete and should be removed?

And cppcheck is nice, but it's a long shot from clang-tidy and clazy. I 
understand that's the way it is for now and it's not possible to get 
additional checks enabled for projects?

Milian Wolff
mail at
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