[Dev] Mass build creation on jenkins

oranges email at oranges.net.nz
Mon Dec 28 17:31:03 PST 2015

Useful for setting up pbuilder/etc packages where the actual changes
can be replaced trivially

take a look at do_it.sh and toxic_pbuild.xml on

Basically, set up a single example build with the appropriate configs,
then rip the config.xml file down, you can get them at job urls like so:


you can always find this by going to the job page, then going to the
rest api link at the bottom of the page

then go through removing arch/distro specific codenames and replacing
with a placeholder

then chuck them into do_it.sh and it will setup all the jobs like snap

This is, so so much easier than doing it by hand.

Bonus - you can post these config files to the job url you ripped them
from and update configs without going through jenkins interface,
although I have not experimented too much with this.

Anyway, if anyone else is as feedup with the jenkins interface as me
this will probably be interesting

Senior Senior Tox Network Engineer Build Engineer Release Consultant

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