[Buildbot-devel] Please Help configuring BuildBot

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 18:06:58 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 12:52 PM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 7:04 PM, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Conceptual problem: I do not understand the difference between
>>> builders and bots, even after reading documentation
>>> is it a mystery.
>> Ah, I think I see what you mean about "bots" in master.cfg. I think
>> that every time you see "bot" in the config file, you can assume it
>> means "buildslave"
>> A buildslave can work for several builders. (Also, a builder can have
>> multiple buildslaves, but that doesn't seem to apply to your
>> situation.)
>> So if you want to have several different types of builds, you can set
>> up builders that all reference the buildslave on localhost.
>> If those builders are all triggered by a single event (such as a git
>> checkin), you might want to serialize them with a slave lock:
>> http://buildbot.net/repos/release/docs/buildbot.html#Interlocks
> OK - so if I have 2 applications that I want to build and 1
> bot/buildslave then I need 2 builders or 2 factories?

2 builders, each with a factory specific to that application.

> Also - what could make me trouble ? I.e. Is there an error in my config ?

In a previous email, I mentioned checking the twistd.log in the master

You should be able to see the HTTP request from the web browser, and
another log entry saying that the master is starting a build (and
subsequently, the steps of that build) on the buildslave.

- Charles Lepple

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