[Buildbot-devel] FileUpload and FileDownload Binary Transfers
warner-buildbot at lothar.com
Wed Mar 7 22:07:33 UTC 2007
Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk> writes:
> The FileUpload and FileDownload steps transfer files as text files - so
> binary files transfered between Unix and Windows get corrupted.
Huh? The transfer itself should be purely byte-oriented. Do you mean that the
files on each end are opened as text-mode instead of binary mode?
> Is this a bug or a feature?
It's a bug. Those steps should make a verbatim copy of the file on the target
end. If someone has a need for this step to do some sort of text conversion
along the way, maybe we can have a parameter to control that, but in the
absence of such a need, I'd just make it binary-only. (I can imagine this
needing more than one parameter to really be useful, and that could get
> I'm happy to submit a patch to either fix the bug, or enhance the feature
> with another parameter to specify a binary transfer.
That'd be great.. send it to me and I'll apply it.
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