[Buildbot-devel] Antw: Waterfall displaying name of a step.

Olivier Bonnet olv.bonnet at free.fr
Wed May 24 09:24:11 UTC 2006

I've seen the same kind of exception as on
http://build.aqsis.org:8010/ while trying to configure buildbot in the
past and I think I had the correct syntax (description and
descriptionDone being lists of strings).

If I remember correctly, the issue appeared when I tried subclassing
not only step.ShellCommand but also step.Compile or step.SVN
The exception appeared when the step was being run and everything went
back to normal once the step was finished.

With a bit of work, I can try to reproduce that if needed,


On 5/24/06, Brian Warner <warner-buildbot at lothar.com> wrote:
> > If you go to http://build.aqsis.org:8010/ you'll see what happens when it
> > hits a build step that has a description. I'll leave that there until I hear
> > back from you so you can see it.
> Ah, thanks, now I understand the problem. So, description= and
> descriptionDone= have to be *lists* of strings, rather than just being a
> single string. Unfortunately single strings are enough like sequences that
> they get remarkably far before something breaks, making the error message
> incredibly confusing.
> Try using:
>  description=["publish"]
> instead of
>  description="publish"
> I'll look into easing this restriction (by automatically turning single
> strings into a one-element list), and improving the docs on these arguments.
> sorry for the confusion,
>  -Brian
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