[Buildbot-devel] Questions on source step's clobbering

Marcus Lindblom macke at yar.nu
Tue Dec 30 23:26:44 UTC 2008

Marcus Lindblom wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it necessary to keep files?

Yes it is. Sorry about that. It helps with incremental in-source-tree 
builds. (I've always done out-of source builds, but not everyone does 
and with python it's downright difficult. :)

> Does anyone know a good way to fix this with hg?

I disovered that 'hg parents' gives me the info on the current working 
dir. I can parse that output to figure out which branch we're running 
and fail the update if there's a mismatch.

I'll try that and see what happens. If anyone has a better idea, let me 


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