[Buildbot-devel] Running BB in foreground (for debugging)

Greg Ward gerg.ward+buildbot at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 21:55:40 UTC 2007

I'm trying to debug a patch (http://buildbot.net/trac/ticket/56 seems
to have a small incompatibility with 0.7.6).  In particular, I'd like
to hack in

  import pdb ; pdb.set_trace()

lines to drop into the debugger at my desired place.  But "buildbot
start ." goes into the background, at least on Unix.  Is there a nice
way to run it in the foreground (as it does on Windows by default)?

BTW, so far I have cobbled together this little hack:


  # Run BuildBot in the foreground.  Basically the same as
  # "buildbot start ." without forking.

  # this bit stolen from buildbot.scripts.runner.run()
  from buildbot.scripts.runner import Options
  config = Options()

  # and this bit from buildbot.scripts.startup.start()
  from buildbot.scripts.startup import launch
  print "launching ..."
  print "back from launch()"

...but launch() still goes into the background.  Darn.

Any hints?


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