Spheral Spack / Uberenv

Creating a build cache / mirror :

Set up Local Uberenv and Spack Environment

" Go to the spheral directory we are working from and create some files adjacently
cd <spheral_src_dir>
mkdir -p ../uberenv-tpl/spack-env
mkdir -p ../uberenv-tpl/mirror   " <--- only if setting up a mirror.

" We use uberenv to setup our local spack instance with our configs and (spheral) packages
python3 scripts/uberenv/uberenv.py --setup-only --prefix=../uberenv-tpl

" Initialize the spack instance, then create and enter a spack environment
. ../uberenv-tpl/spack/share/spack/setup-env.sh
cd ../uberenv-tpl/spack-env
spack env create -d .
spacktivate .

To install just the dependencies for building a spheral tpl mirror:

spack install --only dependencies spheral@develop%gcc@8.1.0
spack install --only dependencies spheral@develop%gcc@8.3.1
spack install --only dependencies spheral@<other_specs>

We should now have all of the TPLs we need for the specs we want on this machines architecture installed in this environment uberenv/spack-env.

Creating a gpg Key

!!-WARNING-!! If a Spack gpg key has previously been made read the full section before doing anything…

To create a NEW gpg key :

spack gpg create davis291 davis291@llnl.gov
mkdir $HOME/private_gpg_backup
cp $SPACK_ROOT/opt/spack/gpg/*.gpg $HOME/private_gpg_backup
cp $SPACK_ROOT/opt/spack/gpg/pubring.* <mirror_dir>

" This will probably be needed for a /usr/gapps install, otherwise I haven't used it.
chgrp $GROUP $MIRROR_DIR/pubring.*

Creating Our Source Mirror

spack mirror create -d <mirror_dir> --all
chmod -R g+rws <mirror_dir>

This will create a source cache mirror which stores the source tar of all of our packages installed in our current spack environment.

Creating Our Binary Mirror

First we need to add our created mirror to our current spack instance and “trust” the keys :

spack mirror add spheral-tpl <mirror_dir>
spack buildcache keys --install --trust
mkdir -p <mirror_dir>/build_cache

Updating binary mirrors from CI / separate Spack instances

  • Note: To install to the mirrors build_cache from a separate Spack instance (than the one it was created with) we need to copy the original gpg keys into the current Spack instance.
  • If we are using the same Spack instance initially used to create the mirror then this is not necessary.
  • This will mostly be used for updating build caches from CI
mkdir -p $SPACK_ROOT/opt/spack/gpg-backup
mv <spack_root>/opt/ spack/gpg/* ../spack/opt/spack/gpg-backup/
cp ~/private_gpg_backup/* ../spack/opt/spack/gpg/

To add all installed packages except Spheral to a given mirrors build_cache :

" This loops through all of the non external installed packages (excluding Spheral) and adds
" them to build cache
for ii in $(spack find --format "yyy {name} {version} /{hash}" |
            grep -v -E "^(develop^master)" |
            grep -v spheral |
            grep "yyy" |
            cut -f4 -d" ")
  spack buildcache create -k davis291 --allow-root --force -d <mirror_dir> --only=package $ii

chmod -R g+rws <mirror_dir>/build_cache

Using a Binary Mirror for Spheral dev-build:

Follow the above instructions to Set up local uberenv and spack environment until :

spacktivate .

Now we need to add the mirror and keys to our current Spack instance / environment :

spack mirror add spheral-tpl <mirror_dir>
spack gpg trust `find <mirror_dir> -name "*.pub"`
" or use "spack gpg trust <mirror_dir>/build_cache/_pgp/XXXXXXXXXX.pub"

" The below command should do what "spack gpg trust" does, but does not work as expected...
spack buildcache keys --install --trust --force
" I've had luck with:
spack buildcache keys --install --trust
" However that hasn't been reproducable

Now we should be able to install our spheral spec using binary TPLs from the mirror :

spack dev-build -d <spheral_src_dir> spheral@develop%gcc@8.1.0