[Buildbot-devel] Not executing a step if the build is about to fail

Axel Hecht l10n.moz at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 15 09:25:04 UTC 2008

2008/7/15 Sergey A. Lipnevich <sergey at optimaltec.com>:
> Hi,
> I have a build that has the following structure:
>        prepare (halt on failure)
>        before (halt on failure)
>        build (flunk on failure)
>        after (flunk on failure)
>        package (flunk on failure)
>        kick off more builds without waiting for completion
> I'd like "package" and "kick off more builds" steps not to run if
> anything in front of them in the chain fails (mostly, if "build" fails).
> At the same time, if "before" succeeds, "after" *must* run. In effect, I
> need a "don't run this step if build as a whole is guaranteed to fail"
> flag. What would be the best way to accomplish this?
> Thank you,

To add to what Dustin said, here's a way to hack around it:

You could set the haltOnFailure of the after step inside the after
step, depending on the results of the previous steps. Or insert a
dummy "abortIfBuildFailed" step after "after", if you want to see if
that succeeded.

It's a bit like good old basic goto's, but it should get the job done
until Dustin has his dreams out of the dust. Oh, gosh, it's bad pun


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