[Buildbot-devel] CVS Limitations and other setup issues

Bailey, Darragh dbailey at hp.com
Thu Nov 16 18:33:47 UTC 2006

> You can always fall back to the generic shell command, where you can
> anything you like.

Had some problems getting that to work, need to do some more reading of
the documentation me thinks :)

> > 2) Also should you wish to automatically setup to use cvs over ssh
> > via another remote shell, you can't modify the environment variables
> > used for the cvs commands on the slaves from the master. Part is
> The generic solution to this (at a Posix system) is to prefix the
> command with an assignment of the environment variable you want to
> ie
> CVS_RSH=ssh cvs export etc/etc
> sets the environment var CVS_RSH to ssh, and then executes the cvs
> (sorry for the bad cvs example, I haven't used it for a over a year,
so my
> cvs
> syntax is a bit rusty).

Well aware of that method, but I had noticed that with some of the shell
commands that they contained an env property that by modifying it you
could alter the environment settings that the commands run used. Suspect
that there is no way to do the same via the CVS class without

> You can construct such a line in a master by using the build
> (http://buildbot.sourceforge.net/manual-0.7.4.html#Build-Properties).

Thanks for the pointer, will do some more reading.

Darragh Bailey

HPC Systems Software Engineer
Hewlett Packard Galway Ltd.
+353 91 75-4674

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