[Buildbot-devel] Alternate shell on win32

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 07:50:13 UTC 2007

Nathaniel Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 12:02:18PM +0200, Gianluca Sforna wrote:
>> I have a need to run the slave commands in a different shell than
>> cmd.exe; is there an easy way to customize this?
> Make the command you run be ["c:\cygwin\bash", "-c", "blah blah blah"]
> or whatever?

FWIW, I have a buildbot slave on Windows that I needed to use the Cygwin shell, 
and I gave up using the native Windows Python, and switched to using Cygwin 
Python instead, which of course runs your external commands using the cygwin 
shell.  I just ran into too many difficulties trying to make the native Python 
invoke commands via the Cygwin shell.


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