[Buildbot-devel] bug in 0.7.6 with 'buildbot reconfig'?

John Pye john.pye at anu.edu.au
Sat Nov 17 05:29:51 UTC 2007

Hi all

Ben Hearsum wrote:
> Greg Ward wrote:
>> On Nov 14, 2007 8:47 AM, John Pye <john.pye at anu.edu.au> wrote:
>>>  I have what seems to be a bug with the 'buildbot reconfig' command in
>>> Buildbot 0.7.6. When I do a 'buildbot restart .' everything works fine. When
>>> I do a 'buildbot reconfig .' it also works fine, but only if I do it once.
>>> If I make further config changes then again attempt 'buildbot reconfig .'
>>> then I get a page with debug output as follows.
>> [...]
>>>  web.Server Traceback (most recent call last):
>>> exceptions.AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'getStatus'
>> Yes, I have also seen this with 0.7.6.  I have not been able to nail
>> it down as precisely as you have.  Hang on a second and I'll try ...
>> ... nope.  I just did "buildbot restart" and then "buildbot reconfig"
>> four times in a row, and no error.  Of course, I didn't make any
>> config changes for those reconfig runs ...
>> ... nope.  I just did several "reconfig" runs with an actual
>> configuration change between each one, and it's still fine.
> Did you make any kind of changes to the config file when you did this? I think
> it has something to do with the way the new Waterfall consumes the soul of
> it's predecessor.
Yes, I was making changes to the config file. Else why run 'buildbot
reconfig .'? ;-)

I have found that it's not as consistently crashing as I thought.
Sometimes no crash.


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