[Buildbot-devel] Building from multiple sources

Alexander Lorenz lorenz at testingtech.de
Wed Aug 16 08:19:44 UTC 2006

hi kevin,

try using the 'workdir' parameter for your buildsteps. this creates 
different subdirs inside the builddir on the slave.
i use this to check out several projects into different subdirs in one 
build and then let one project do things with the other project.



Kevin Campbell wrote:
> Is it possible to build from multiple sources with buildbot? The specific
> use case here is that we have our own internal customer management software,
> which makes use of our open source release. This needs to run it's test suite
> against the current development version of the open source release, in order 
> for us to spot problems early on where possible.
> Ideally it would be best to have buildbot check out the latest version of
> both pieces of software and run the test suite for the internal customer
> management software, with the test suite being supplied the path of the 
> latest version of the open source release on disk. Multiple step.SVN
> commands doesn't seem to work, as that expects a single build directory,
> and will just overwrite the previous checkout.
> There doesn't seem to be an obvious way of doing this within the design of
> buildbot. I could bodge a workaround, but this seems a common enough use
> case that there should be a clean way to do this. 
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Regards,
> Kevin
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