[Buildbot-devel] Reconfiguring buildbot via SVN checkins?

Sergey A. Lipnevich sergey at optimaltec.com
Wed Feb 6 03:00:45 UTC 2008

Charles Lepple wrote:
> Has anyone ever set up buildbot so that the master.cfg (and any
> supporting modules) are under version control, where checking in a new
> version reconfigures the buildmaster?
> This isn't a critical need by any means, but I figured that it might
> be handy since buildbot is already watching the repository.
> I suspect that there may be some race conditions involved, so I'm
> curious if anyone has tried this already.

Hi Charles,

I keep configuration in Subversion, test changes on my PC and then
update a production box. Buildbot master doesn't keep master.cfg open
while it runs, and will not reread it automatically, so until you either
restart the process or send it a proper signal (not available on
Windows), the latest configuration will not take effect.


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