[Buildbot-devel] Stopping a Build Upon Output

brett bneely at gmail.com
Sun Oct 8 18:38:26 UTC 2006

On 10/7/06, Roy S. Rapoport <buildbot-devel at ols.inorganic.org> wrote:
> My builds have update,build, and test phases (in that order).  The tests
> take a while -- in one case, 4206 seconds.
> Now, a build may actually conclude with no changes (because nothing has
> had to be rebuilt).  I would love to find a way to:
> A) Based on output from a build step, determine this has happened; and
> B) When it happens, skip doing the tests.  This isn't a 'haltOnFailure'
> situation -- if it happens, we're all good and we want to say we're
> successful.

Rather than have buildbot execute your tests directly, have the test
phase call a script of your own that tests for your precondition, and
then optionally executes the command to run the tests.

It seems possible to modify the output of each phase on the waterfall
display (e.g. http://build.webkit.org/), so your output could specify
whether or not the tests ran and why.  I don't know how to do that


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