[Buildbot-devel] perforce authentication not working

Henry dimensiondude.oss at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 18:04:07 UTC 2008

I hadn't, thanks. That works for P4Source, though I am still having a  
few issues with the builldslaves.

That is better than a plain text password in many ways, except that it  
will not work across multiple machines (my buildmaster checking for  
changes and my buildslaves getting sources). Is there any way to not  
have to enter a separate ticket for each buildslave? Parsing one from  
~/.p4tickets would be easy, except I don't know how to make it run on  
the slaves rather than the buildmaster.

On Jul 1, 2008, at 5:50 PM, Hari Kodungallur wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:46 PM, Henry <dimensiondude.oss at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> I am trying to use buildbot with a project that uses perforce for
> version control, and it is failing at polling it for changes.
> Specifically, it rejects the password as incorrect or missing. I can't
> tell quite what is going on. If, at the command line, I put the
> password into P4PASSWD or using it at the 'p4 login' prompt, it works.
> But, if I put it after -P, it does not work.
> buildbot never works, where I 'p4 login' or 'export' the P4PASSWD
> variable or pass P4Source p4passwd='thepassword'.
> Any ideas on why this is happening, or how I can debug it further?
> P4 poll failed: [Failure instance: Traceback (failure with no frames):
> <type 'exceptions.IOError'>: got stderr: 'Perforce password (P4PASSWD)
> invalid or unset.\n']
> Have you tried giving the login ticket instead of plain text  
> password to the p4passwd argument? (your login ticket should be in  
> ~/.p4tickets file or you can get it using p4 login -p)
> rgds
> -Hari

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